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Editorial Staff 

Kelly Alsedek 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Frank Cotolo 

Frederick CusickP'08 

Lauren McCartney Cusick P'08 

Tim Flynn '05 

Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor 

Pat Huggins 

Christine Brandt Little 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 

Cindy Progin '04 

Christie Stratos '09 

Mary Warner 

Anita Williams, Class Notes 



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Office of College Relations 
Laughlin Hall 
Lebanon Valley College 
101 North College Avenue 
Annville, PA 17003-1400 
Phone:717-867-6030 
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E-mail: awilliam@lvc.edu 
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The Valley is published by 
Lebanon Valley College and is 
distributed without charge to 
alumni and friends. 

The deadline for submission 
of information to The Valley 
is approximately five months 
prior to being received by its 
readership. Class Notes news 
received after the deadline will 
be included in the next issue 
of the magazine. 



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12 The More Things Change.. 



The Annville you remember has changed for the better. However, 
you may be surprised by how much remains the same or has 
improved through the efforts of LVC faculty, administrators, students, 
and neighbors. Read about historic homes and businesses in Annville 
that are thriving through College-community collaboration. 



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Editor's Note: Because there were so many good stories to tell and photos to 
share, we have created an online piece that can be found at TheValleyOnline. 
Ivc.edu. You are invited to contribute personal stories, memories, and 
photographs. There are also three "bonus'' stories on alumni and our new 
men's lacrosse coach, John Haus. 




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On the Cover: The 1 853 Annville farm that was owned by Dr. D. Clark 
Carmean H'59 and Edna Carmean '59 for 40 years remains in the good 
hands of Dr. Tom Car many '58. Carmany has maintained and increased 
the Carmean's fabulous gardens and annually opens the grounds to 
visitors. 



Editor's Note: Bishop Joseph H. Yeakel '49, H'68 was pictured, but not 
identified, with Bishop Peggy Olver Johnson '75 on page 21 of the Fail 
Valley. / extend a special thanks to Walt Smith '68 and others for providing 
this information. LVC pride is alive and well. 



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Valley News & Notes 




Visiting Assistant Instructor of Spanish 

Wins Fulbright 



J aXCd JLJm -LctrSOfl) a visiting assistant instructor of Spanish at LVC, 
has been named a Fulbright Scholar for the coming academic year. He plans to 
conduct research at Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, on the effects of 
Muslim immigration in the Iberian Peninsula. The Fulbright Scholar Program — 
the U.S. governments flagship international exchange program — sends 800 
students, faculty, and administrators abroad each year to increase mutual 
understanding between the United States and other countries. 

Larson will investigate the relatively new phenomenon of Muslim migration to 
Spain and Portugal. He will examine how the governments and societies in those 
two countries are dealing with the influx of immigrants, with an emphasis on the 
political effects, compared to the experience of other Western European countries 
where immigration is not such a new phenomenon. 

Larson is a frequent commentator on Spanish radio regarding U.S. foreign policy. 
He speaks fluent Spanish, French, and Portuguese, and is proficient in five other 
languages. In August 2007, Larson co-taught an orientation course in Madrid for 
LVC s Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain. 



Distinguished Artists Series 

Lebanon Valley College will launch its first Distinguished Artists Series in the fall. Three 
pianists with international reputations will perform on the College's new Steinway 
grand piano in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center Santiago Rodriguez, who has been 
called a phenomenal pianist by The New York Times and who is "among the finest 
pianists in the world" according to The Baltimore Sua will play here on Sunday, Sept. 
27 at 3 p.m. He is considered one of today's foremost interpreters of the music of Sergei 
Rachmaninov Next, Petronel Malan. who has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, 
will take the stage on Saturday, Nov, 7 at 7:30 p.m. Her career was launched after she 
won five international piano competitions in 2000. Finally, Hwaen Ch'qui will play on 
Saturday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. He was born in Peru and although he is blind, his adoptive 
parents in nearby Marcheim began his musical training at the age of 5, wnen he arrived 
in the United States He studied with Cindy Wittenberg of Lititz; John Harrison, formerly 
of Elrzabethtown; and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music in Lancaster before 
earning bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music in 
Rochester, MY. Visit the LVC website for more details as they become available. 




Petronel Malan 



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LVC Awardec 

for Interdiscipl 



$60,000 Grant 



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: Undergraduate Science Research Program of Merck-AAAS 
has awarded Lebanon Valley College a grant of $60,000 to support 
interdisciplinary research projects at the interface of chemistry and biology. 
The grant proposal, written and submitted by Dr. Walter Pattern, associate 
professor of chemistry, will provide funding for three primary projects: 

» The Design of Molecules to Study Intracellular Signaling Events 
» The Development of Nanoparticles for Therapeutic Applications 
» The Discovery of Natural Products that Affect Microbial Organisms 



2009 Award Winners 



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Ashland University 

Bowdoin College 

Colorado College 

Furman University 

Harvey Mudd College 

Kean University 

Lebanon Valley College 

Niagra University 

Otterbein College 

Siena College 

State University of New York at New Paltz 

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 

University of West Florida 

University of Wisconsin at Whitewater 



The projects will be carried out by teams of students and faculty from both 

the Chemistry and Biology departments over a period of three years, and 

the grant will provide LVC with summer stipends for participants, necessary 

supplies, funds for undergraduate travel for the presentation of student research, an ongoing seminar series, 

and a capstone undergraduate research symposium to be held at the College. LVC was one of only 14 colleges 

and universities nationwide, including Bowdoin and Fordham, to receive a 2009 Merck-AAAS award. 



lvc Receives Historic Foundation Gift 

for Student Financial Aid from the Stabler Foundation 



Lebanon Valley College received a $1 
million gift for student financial aid, 
the largest single foundation grant 
the College has ever received, LVC 
President Stephen C. MacDonald 
announced. "We are extremely grateful 
to the Stabler Foundation for this very 
generous award," MacDonald says. 
"This is very welcome news for our 
students and their families, especially 
in these turbulent financial times." The 
gift from the Donald B. and Dorothy 
L. Stabler Foundation of Harrisburg 



will create a new, permanent endow- 
ment to reduce the college loan burdens 
of some LVC students. 

The trustees of the foundation have 
asked that scholarship recipients be 
encouraged to make contributions 
to the Stabler Scholarship Fund after 
graduation, in order to ensure that 
future generations of students will 
have the maximum funds available 
to cover education costs. As an 
endowment, the principal sum of 



$1 million will remain untouched; 
only the interest and future repay- 
ments to the fund will be used for 
scholarships. Over time, the fund is 
expected to grow as more and more 
LVC alumni contribute to it. The 
primary consideration in awarding 
Stabler scholarships will be the 
financial need of upperclassmen at 
LVC from counties in central and 
eastern Pennsylvania. 



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Valley News & Notes 

#1 U.S. College Theater Website Designed 

by LVC Student Beats out Stanford and Princeton 




Lebanon Valley College S theater website has been rated #1 in the nation 
by ClickitTicket, an independent sports, theater, and concert ticket agency. LVC s 
Wig and Buckle Theater Company website "is cheery, welcoming, and easy to use. 
The background of the stage curtain is very cool," according to ClickitTicket, which 
posted an online guide to the top 20 university/college theater club websites that 
represent "the spirit and the magic of the theater." See the full list at: 
www.clickitticket.com/articles/topTheaterClubSites.htm. 

LVC s site ranked above those at much larger institutions such as Stanford University, 
third place; Princeton University, fifth; the University of Southern California, sixth; 
and Wellesley College, 13th. 

Wig and Buckle, LVCs theater company since 1935, got its prize-winning website 
thanks to Sean Deffley '11, a junior digital communications major from Barnesville, 
who put it together during his summer vacation with a little help on the technical 
code from his older brother, Bryan. See the award-winning site at: 
http://stuorgs.lvc.edu/wigbuckle/index.html. 



LVCs theater website is 
" cheery, welcoming, and 
easy to use 



DefHey, who said he never had a computer class at Mahanoy 
Area High School in Schuylkill County, has designed a few 
websites before and created the cover of his high school 
yearbook. As for LVC — "My professors — I love them," he says. 
"They do a very good job of teaching and they make it fun. I 
get a laugh in every class." 



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Sen. Arlen Specter on Campus 

In October, 2008, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter visited campus to talk with the LVC community 
and the public. Pennsylvania's longtime U.S. senator gave a brief talk before opening 
the floor to questions from the audience. LVC students were on hand to meet with the 
senator during his visit. 

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Gaconos Honored with Founders Day Award; 
Gamma Sigma Sigma Wins President's Award 



Carl and Mary Jane Gacono P76, P'82, P'85, ^ho have infused the 
town of Annville with a great sense of community pride as organizers 
of the largest Memorial Day parade in Pennsylvania, were honored 
in February for their dvic leadership. The t jaconos received Lebanon 
Valley Colleges 30th annual Founders Day Award. Ihe couple, 
founders of Prudential Gacono Rail Estate in Annville, also help to 
organize the towns Christmas tree lighring downtown and coordinate 
Santas arrival at the Allen Theatre. 

At the same event in Miller ClupeL the College s Gamma Sigma 
Sigma sorority was announced as the winner of LVC s Presidents 
Award, given annually to a student group making a strong contri- 
bution to the community. LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald 
called Gamma Sigma Sigma a "relatively small group of 15 exceptionally 
committed students who spontaneously responded to several special 

requests for assistance from the local community.' The sorority has served residents of central Pennsylvania 
with programs such as: 



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Kid s Day at the LVC Sports Center 
LVC s Adopt-A-Highway Program 
Relay for Life 



The Lebanon Renova Center for The 

Severely Mentally Disabled 
The Palmyra Caring Cupboard Food Bank 




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George King '68, 



'68 Delivers Tom Lectr 



financial officer of the Energy Intelligence < 
liege's Board of Trustees, delivered the annual Tom Lecture in 
.jmics this past November to a standing-room-only crowd in Lynch Memorial 
King discussed "Debunking Myths about Big Oil" 
e field. TheTom Lecture is named in honor of the I 



Dr. C.F. Joseph Tom, 



rofessor emeritus of economics. 



Summer 2009 



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LVC Names 

Dr. Michael Green 

as New Vice President and Dean 



Dr. Michciel Greeil, a senior administrator at 
Augustana College in Rock Island, 111., has been named the 
vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at 
Lebanon Valley College. Green will assume his new duties 
Julyl. 

Green has been associate dean at Augustana for six years 
and associate vice president since 2007. Augustana is a 
private liberal arts college with 2,500 students. Green, a bass 
trombonist, taught in the Music Department for 17 years, 
earning tenure and becoming chair of the department in 
1997. Over the last 13 years he has served in increasingly 
responsible administrative roles. He gave up his teaching 
duties four years ago. 

"I am excited to begin my work at an 
institution with such a rich history as 
well as excellent opportunities for the 
future." 



"I look forward to working closely with Dr. Green in his 
new position," LVC President Stephen C, Mat Donald says. 
"He will bring a wealth of experience in overseeing programs 
and policies that support excellence in teaching, learning, 
and research. I am confident he will help Lebanon Valley 
College adapt well to the challenges facing students and 
faculty in the 21st century." 

"It is a great honor to be named the vice president of 
academic affairs and dean of the faculty," Green says. "I am 
excited to begin my work at an institution with such a rich 
history, as well as excellent opportunities for the future." 




Green will take over his new position from Dr. Bryan 
Hearst \, longtime professor of mathematical sciences at 
LVC and chair of the department, who served as LVCs 
acting vice president for academic affairs and dean of the 
faculty after the departure of Dr. Ronald loll in June 2008. 
Hearsey will rejoin the Mathematical Sciences Department 
as chair in July. Dr. Ken Yarnall, associate professor of 
mathematical sciences and coordinator of the Computer 
Sciences Program, served as the department s acting chair 
during this past academic year. 



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\*tt professor emeritus of English, has published 

his first novel, Shunned. The novel concerns a young reporter wrestling with the 
consequences of a failing relationship at the same time that he becomes entangled 
in the lives of a Reformed Mennonite couple torn apart by the religious practice of 
shunning. UnTapped Talent, a Hershey company co-owned by Maria M. Boyer '86, 
published Ford s book. 



Ford's novel is loosely based on a 1979 incident in the Lemoyne Farmers Market, 
when Robert L. Bear, a Reformed Mennonite, literally picked up his wife from her 
work at a market stand and carried her into his truck, where he held her against 
her will for a half hour. Seven years earlier, Bear disagreed with the judgement 
handed down by the bishop of his church and was banned. Church members — 
including his wife and children — were told to shun him. As a result, Bear 
declared he was in a "living hell" as he struggled to regain his family. 

His trial was picked up by The Associated Press and appeared in newspapers all 
over the country. Ford s fictional account takes a sympathetic approach to all of 
his characters as they struggle with the meaning of love. 

Before retiring from the College in 2001, Ford taught a variety of literature 
and composition courses and later served as the Colleges dean of international 
programs. 

/isit the LVC bookstore at www.lvcbookstore.com to order your copy. 




President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Visits Campus 

Dr. Marilyn Moffat president of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, presented a special day-long program on keeping 
the elderly active, a part of the LVC Department of Physical Therapy's course on geriatrics. All graduate physical therapy students 
participated, as did several area professionals. Moffat, a recognized leader in the United States and internationally, is a practitioner, 
teacher, consultant, leader, and author. She is a professor of physical therapy at New York University, has been in private practice 
for over 40 years, and currently practices in the New York area. 



SUMMER 2009 



Valley News & Notes 



Pket Initiative Funds Undeigraduate 
and Faculty Research and Projects 



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n order to foster student/faculty research in the humanities 
and social sciences, Lebanon Valley College has chosen several 
proposals to receive the second round of Pleet Initiative Awards. 
The first round was awarded during the fall of 2008. The 
Pleet Initiative was established by David and Lynn Pleet 
of Lebanon. This is the first academic year for the program, 
which grants research funds to students and faculty in nine 
different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 
Over a two-year period, the awards will fund projects involv- 
ing 10 faculty members and 24 to 28 students. The Pleet 
Awards committee chose the following projects this semester: 

The Valley Humanities Review — Drs. Gabriel Scala and 
Laura Eldred of the Department of English will initiate a 
project to develop a national online humanities journal to be 
housed in the English Department at LVC. 

Ephemerality and the Environment: Art and the Public 
Space — Dr. Grant Taylor of the Department of Art and Art 
History will work with students in what he calls a creative 



collaborative group to complete three public art projects in 
three different communities (the LVC campus, the rural 
Annville area, and urban Harrisburg). 

Creating an Online Interpretive Archive on the Sandino 
Rebellion in Nicaragua, 1927-1934— Dr. Michael 
Schroeder of the Department of History and Political Science 
will work with students to create a comprehensive integrated 
online archive of this major episode in 20th-century U.S.- 
Latin American relations. 

The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on the Academic 
Engagement and Stereotypic Behaviors of Young Children 
with Autism Spectrum Disorder — Dr. Kathryn Oriel of 

the Department of Physical Therapy and Dr. Cheryl George 

of the Department of Education will narrow and focus their 
previous studies to look in much greater detail into their 
initial findings that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
respond positively to aerobic exercise. 



LVC Spanish Major Heads State's 
Student Education Association 



Laura WiniarCZyk '09 of York, a Spanish 
major at LVC, served as the 2008-2009 president 
of the Student Pennsylvania State Education 
Association (SPSEA). The organization, which has 
nearly 10,000 members, is dedicated to offering 
professional development to future teachers, 
including opportunities to interact with children 
in and out of the classroom, as well as to network 
with schools and faculty. 



During her one-year term, Winiarczyk 
worked on increasing membership in 
the organization and encouraging 
future teachers to become involved in 



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SPSEA's wide range of programs, including seminars on 
classroom management and job interview skills. 

t Winiarczyk is the recipient of the Pennsylvania 
l State Education Association s Lucy A. Valero 
Scholarship, given each year to outstanding 
Students. Winiarczyk hopes to teach Spanish in 
secondary school or English as a Second 
Language. She also plans to work toward 
a principal's certificate. Eventually, she 
hopes to become a superintendent of 
schools. "I love to be in leadership 
roles," she says. 



Students Experience 

European Union Simulation Through McGiU Gift 



Wh 



hen Andrew Raudensky '09, a political science 
major at LVC, played Czech Prime Minister Mirek 
Topolanek at a European Union (EU) Simulation in Was- 
hington, D.C., he says he learned to wheel and deal and to 
compromise. Ten LVC students spent a three-day weekend 
last November in the nations capital, role-playing actual 
politicians from the Czech Republic. 

One LVC student, Gregory Kaufrman '09 of Lititz, an 
individualized major and Spanish major, was voted "Best 
Parliamentarian" by 170 peers who attended from 10 other 
colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region. According to some of 
his fellow LVC students, Kaufrman, a "die-hard Democrat" 
who led the College Democrats at LVC, successfully argued 
his points as a "die-hard Communist" in the simulation. 

This opportunity for experiential learning was far more 
stimulating than simply reading about the EU in a book, 
discussing it in class, or listening to a lecture. "We learned 
about the origins, the functions, and the inner workings 
of the European Union," explains Dave Meharg '08 of 
Reading, a history and political science major. "We learned 
why it exists, when it came about, and also about the Czech 
Republic — where it stands." 

Dr. Philip Benesch, assistant professor of political science at 
LVC, initiated the idea of participating in the event. "I think 
our students worked remarkably well together and maintained 
their personas," he says. "Students . . . were actively engaged." 

Dr. Diane Johnson, assistant professor of political science, 
prepared her students for the symposium in an upper-level 




political science class last fall. LVC students immersed 
themselves in the politics of the Czech Republic and issues 
that are affecting Europe, such as climate change. They 
debated the advantages and disadvantages of possible 
alternative energy sources from their adopted country's point 
of view. 

One highlight of the trip was visiting the Czech Embassy 
in Washington, where the students' alter egos were well 
known to the political director. The students reported that 
the director was remarkably frank about the issues facing 
his country, but only after immediately telling them, 
"Everything's off the record!" 

In order to enable all LVC students taking the European 
Simulation class to attend the conference, Dr. William J. 
McGill Jr., senior vice president and dean of the faculty 
emeritus, and his wife, Ellen, generously provided funds 
for travel and expenses so that this year's students, as well 
as students for at least two more years, could attend the 
conference free of charge. 



2nd Annual Social Justice Institute Held 



In January, 23 students gave up three days of their winter break to participate in the 2nd Annual Social Justice Institute. 
The three-day institute was co-sponsored by the LVC offices of Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities. In addition to 
learning about various forms of inequality and oppression, students completed visits to various human-service and 
social-service agencies during a day-long trip to New York City. This year's agencies included: Dress for Success Inter- 
national; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center; Common Cents; Lifespi re; Action Against Hunger; 
and the Bowery Residents Committee. 



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Welcome to the Scholarship Calculator! 






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Office of Admission Introduces the 
Scholarship Calculator and Children of 
Alumni Awards! 

Do you have children, friends, or family who would like to know 
the value of their scholarship to attend Lebanon Valley College 
before they fill out any paperwork? Now, with the help of an 
online calculator on the LVC website, prospective students can 
determine costs after scholarships for the 2009-10 academic 
year. Lebanon Valley College has created a page at: 

www.lvc.edu/calculate 

Presidential Scholarships are available at three levels: 
Vickroy Scholarship: One-half off tuition 
Leadership Award: One-third off tuition 
Achievement Award: One-quarter off tuition 

Keep in mind this calculator is not an official determination of 
your scholarship nor eligibility for merit-based aid, but it is a 
good indicator. In addition, children of alumni are eligible for 
the College's Children of Alumni Award, worth $2,500 per year 
or $10,000 over four years, as well as any other scholarships or 
need-based financial aid for which students may be eligible. 

For more information, please call 1-866-LVC-4ADM. 



Students Take Field Trip to Paris 

OvertheThanksgiving break, Dr. Barbara Anderman, 
chair and associate professor of art, took students from 
her class, Art, Culture and Urban Development, to 
Paris. Students from several majors visited the Louvre, 
Versailles, and numerous other galleries and museums. 
This is the third trip she has led in recent years in 
conjunction with the course. 




Pictured in the Versailles Hall of Mirrors are, back row, left to right: 
Jillian Keller '09, David Hawk '09, Katie DeMario '11, Chris Bauer 
'09, Brittany Hodge '09, and Patricia Beavan '09; front row: Jeffrey 
Dresely '09, Kaitlyn Leibman '09, and Spenser Jarret '09. 



President MacDonald Quoted in 
The Wall Street Journal 

President Stephen C. MacDonald was quoted in December 
along with fellow administrators from Duke, Harvard, and 
others in an article, "Private Colleges Worry About a Dip in 
Enrollment," which appeared in The Wall Street Journal. 



German Professor Delivers Annual Springer Lecture 

Dr. Holger Hinz, professor and chair of finance at the International Institute of Management at Flensburg University, Germany, 
presented "So,Tell Me: What's up in Germany These Days?" in April as part of the College's annual Fred Springer Lecture 
in International Business Management. Professor Hinz provided students with an introduction to Germany, including an 
overview of the German economy. 



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Men's Tennis. Women's Tennis, and Volleyball Serve up Championships 

The Lebanon Valley College men's tennis, women's tennis, and volleyball teams each won Commonwealth Conference championships and their 
first-ever NCAA Tournament berths this year. They were joined by the field hockey team that appeared in their 1 4th NCAA Championship 
Tournament. 



Commonwealth Conference Women's Tennis Champions 

(I to r.): Head Coach Cliff Myers, Charissa Nordall '09, Kelly Moll '09, Jess 
Ferlenda '11, Jan White '09, Sarah Grodzinski '10, Sammy Burkey '09, Sara 
Wagner '09, Shayna Heintzelman '11, Assistant Coach Joy Graeff 

Honors: Sarah Grodzinski and Kelly Moll, First Team All- 
Commonwealth Conference; Sammy Burkey and Charissa Nordall, 
Second Team All-Commonwealth Conference; Sarah Grodzinski, 
Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year; and, Cliff Myers, 
Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year 



GoDutchmen 



Commonwealth Conference Men s Tennis Champions 

(L to r.): Andrew Levin '09, KyleKahl '12, Jon Gingrich '10, Matt 
Grodzinski '10, BradSweigart 'll,JaredZeigler '09, Tom Neckelmann '11, 
Matt Hotchkiss '10, Head Coach Cliff Myers, Assistant Coach Joy Graeff 

Honors: Jared Zeigler, First Team All-Commonwealth Conference; 
Matt Grodzinski and Tom Neckelmann, Second Team All- 
Commonwealth Conference; and, Cliff Myers, Commonwealth 
Conference Coach of the Year 



GoDutchmen 



Commonwealth Conference Volleyball Champions 

(Back Row, I. to r.): Assistant Coach Diana Perry, Assistant Coach John Swift, 
Joelle Snyder '11, Emily Perkins '11, Emily Hopkins '11, Jamie Hawk '12, 
Michelle Little '11, Jess Ruber '11, Rome Oliver '12, Stephan Boyer '10, 
Head Coach Wayne Perry 79. (Middle Row, I to r.): Steph Derk '12, Christa 
Vrabel '10, Angela Kuperavage '12, Kaitlyn Kepler '12, Luisa Perez '12, Nicole 
Barra '12. (Front Row, I to r.): Brandi Roth '09 and Erin Yost '09 

Honors: Joelle Snyder, Emily Hopkins, and Erin Yost, First Team 
All-Commonwealth Conference; Brandi Roth, Second Team All- 
Commonwealth Conference; Erin Yost, Commonwealth Conference 
Player of the Year; Joelle Snyder, Honorable Mention All-America; 
and, Wayne Perry 79, Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year 




SUMMER 2009 11 



. .The 

More Things 
Change . . . 



By Frederick Cusick P'08 and Lauren Cusick P'08 



Before Mary Meyer was even old enough to go to 
school, she was getting an education on Main Street 
in Annville. Her babysitter, Marrian Spangler, the 
butcher s wife, entertained the little girl by taking her 
to Smiths Hardware Store, the pharmacy, Hot Dog Franks, and 
to visit friends. At Christmastime, Spangler took Mary to visit 
Santa at the old Astor Theatre. 



Now, 50 years later, all of those businesses, some of those 
buildings, and most of those people are gone, but Mary 
Meyer Gardner is still making the rounds on Main Street. 
Only now, she has 30 members of her Lebanon Valley 
College swim teams in tow. "I want to support the town, 
to let the students know that Annville s okay," says the 
longtime Valley swim team coach and aquatics director. All 
that early socialising in Annville influenced how Gardner 
sees the world and she wants to share her values. "I grew up 
liking people," she explains. 

Recendy, Gardner persuaded the new owner of Kettering 
Corner (formerly Phil Kettering s Sporting Goods Store) 



to open early so that her men's and women's swim teams 
could come in for Sunday breakfast at the charming, 
historic limestone building. Gardner also invites students 
to her renovated farmhouse on the edge of campus. (Those 
early years in the hardware store convinced her that she 
could handle the work, she says.) Her home is a haven 
for students like Alexandra Hockley '12 of Lebanon, a 
member of the LVC swim team who has been coached by 
Gardner since she was five years old. "She's like a second 
mom to me," Hockley says. 

The Gardners' farmhouse, halfway up a hill off Maple 
Street, is a short walk from LVC's Arnold Sports Center. 



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Kettering Corner, formerly Kettering's Sporting 
Goods, serves food year round and is a favorite ice 
cream stop for students. 



Nearly as far in the other direction is 
the Annville-Cleona Pool, built on land 
Gardner s ancestors once owned and where 
she has taught generations of township 
children to swim in the Otters Program. 
Gardener s roots in Annville run deep. 
The deed to her family's original Annville 
farm, near her current 60 acres, came down 
through her family from Thomas Penn, son 
of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn. 

But she is just one of the many faculty 
and staff members at LVC — most of 



Annville Streetscape Project Begins Phase II 

Annville Township Commissioner Richard R Charles, who led the suc- 
cessful Annville Streetscape Project, a 13-year effort to improve a four- 
block section of Main Street, is now in the preliminary states of leading 
a second project to develop a business and retail complex that will be 
housed in restored buildings on East Main Street. Charles, who is also 
LVC's vice president for advancement emeritus, is coordinating the proj- 
ect funded jointly by the township, the state, and the College. Included 
in the project will be five historic properties the College will sell to the 
Township, which will be renovated to highlight their historic character, 
with off-street parking in the rear, The College expects to contribute 
$250,000 to the project. "We occupy a significant place in the economy 
of the Township, and we understand that our financial well-being is linked 
to Annville's. We cannot prosper if the township suffers," LVC President 
Stephen C. MacDonald has said. The College also contributed $250,000 
toward the $4 million Annville Streetscape project, which was completed 
in 2004. Brick-bordered sidewalks, new street trees, and period lamp- 
posts were installed along the rebuilt section of Route 422, along with 
wider, safer intersections and lighted pedestrian crossings. Utility poles 
and wires were relocated to the rear of buildings, and under the road, 
new storm sewer lines were installed. 



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13 



them relative newcomers — who over 
the decades have helped students 
appreciate the people, the history, and 
the places that make this small town in 
central Pennsylvania special. 

When in session, its 1 ,600-plus 
students and 450 full- and part-time 
faculty and staff make the College 
nearly half as large as Annville itself, 
which is home to some 4,500 residents. 
So its not surprising that over the 
years the people who have been drawn 
to work at and live near the College 
have influenced the face of Annville, 
from its brick-lined streetscape (see 



box on p. 13) to its restored historic 
homes. And the business owners of 
Annville, in turn, have created places 
that appeal to people from the region 
and to the young people who have 
come here to study. 

"There is no physical barrier between 
the College and the community," LVC 
President Stephen C. Mac Dona Id says 
when he speaks about Annville. "We 
are literally the backyard of the town 
and we treasure this casual intimacy." 

Allen "Skip" Hicks bought Ann- 
ville s vacant, decrepit Astor Theatre on 
Main Street in 1993 and restored it 




as the Allen Theatre and MJ's Coffee- 
house. Now it's an art-deco gem, one 
of just a handful of independent thea- 
ters in central Pennsylvania offering 
first-run films. The warm, vibrant cof- 
feehouse alongside the theater is a 
favorite hangout for township residents 
and college students, and it's also a 
destination for medical students from 
the nearby Pennsylvania State University 
College of Medicine at the Milton S. 
Hershey Medical Center. The Allen 
and MJ s have become regional 
cultural icons, and due to Hicks' 
generosity, they are almost extensions 
of LVC. The College regularly schedules 
both its yearlong colloquium film series 
and its Wednesday night coffeehouse 
series there. When MJ s holds its own 
events, the line between the College 
and the popular venue blurs even 
more, since one of the regulars is jazz 
pianist Andy Roberts, an adjunct in- 
structor in LVC s Music Department. 

Several blocks west on Main Street, 
the three young Rotunda brothers — 
Mike, Lou, and Dave — moved their 
popular new, southwest-themed 
Batdorf Restaurant in 2008 from 
The Batdorf Building (across from 
the newly renovated Annville Square) 
into the historic Washington Tavern. 
Meanwhile, the Annville Diner has 
taken up residence in the Batdorf s 
old digs. Many older alumni remember 
The Batdorf Building as the Annville 
Inn, where students like Dr. Tom 
Carmany '58 says he enjoyed a drink as 
an upperclassman. 

You could say the College has kept 
Annville young and the town has kept 
the College grounded, a part of the 
real world. "The College adds a certain 
life and vitality and fills out that 



The Allen Theatre, formerly the Astor Theatre, 
is an art-deco gem that shows first-run mov- 
ies. The adjacent MJs Coffeehouse often fea- 
tures LVC performers such as Andy Roberts, 
adjunct instructor of music. 



14 



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critical mass of people at the Batdorf 
and the Allen, and makes them fun 
places to go. The diversity of ages 
makes it exciting," adds the Rev. Dr. 
Paul Fullmer, LVCs chaplain since 
2005 and son of Ruth Fullmer '61. 

Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. 
Kristen Boeshore '92, an Annville 
native, has seen the dynamic between 
the College and the town change 
throughout her lifetime. "The students 
actually enjoy going downtown," she 
says. "When I was a student here, on 
weekends, the students used to go 
home." 

At a time when more and more 
colleges are offering classes, speakers, 
art galleries, concerts, and sports faci- 
lities to their surrounding commu- 
nities, LVC still stands out as being 
more welcoming and generous than 
most. "Of the three colleges I've 
worked for, Lebanon Valley is the 
most open to the community," notes 
Annville Township Commissioner 
Richard Charles, LVC s vice president 
emeritus for advancement. Charles led 
a 13-year effort to remake the towns 
streetscape. 

"Annville is a lot friendlier to college 
students, and the college students give 
a lot more back to the community 



than where I go," explains Jessica 
Lane, a north Annville resident who is 
a senior at a state university. 

Lane grew up looking forward to 
LVC s Spring Arts Festival, now called 
ValleyFest, when it regularly attracted 
some 15,000 to 20,000 community 
members. And, she, like Boeshore, 
recalls how much she enjoyed LVC 
students volunteering for special 
events such as Asian Culture Day 
at her elementary school. At Lane s 



The Annville Streetscape Project helps visitors 
realize the beauty of Main Street houses 
and businesses, including the oldfirehouse 
pictured here. 

own public library. The Annville Free 
Library started at the home of Li I lie 
Struble, wife of Dr. George Struble, 

LVC professor of English, both 
deceased. 

For exercise, 1,200 locals pay from 
$204 to $660 a year to join the Arnold 
Sports Center, where bucolic views 
soothe those tethered to treadmills. 
Sandy Sudbury of Annville pays only 
$100 per year for a weekly tennis 
contract, about a quarter of what it 
would be at a commercial tennis club. 

Hundreds of local students on high 
school teams are able to use LVC 
facilities when they are available. In 
May, LVC hosted some PIAA State 
softball playoff games for example. 
Likewise, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art 
Gallery offers free admission for most 
exhibition openings, and Gallery staff 
actively encourages visits from school 
groups. 

Busloads of seniors from local 
retirement communities arrive 



"The College adds a certain life and 
vitality and fills out that critical mass 
of people at the Batdorf and the Allen, 
and makes them fun places to go." 



university, the athletic facility "isn't 
really open to the public," she says, 
even though its a public university, part 
of the Penn State System of Higher 
Education. "Theater tickets cost more, 
and not as many events are open to 
the public or free," she says. 

At LVC, Lebanon County residents 
are welcome to get cards to the College 
library, even though Annville has its 



regularly for free Music Department 
concerts and recitals. Students in some 
local high schools can take free courses 
here through the state-subsidized dual 
enrollment program. Older adults 
can audit classes for a $50 fee. In an 
effort to create a positive relationship 
between town and gown, members of 
the Annville Police Department can 
take free classes. 



SUMMER 2009 



15 




Beyond what the College has to offer 
residents through its beautiful campus 
and the thousands of community 
service hours LVC students completed 
during recent years, some LVC faculty 
families have found unique ways to 
enrich the life of the town. 



people: Porches, Porches II, and When 
We Talk About War. 

When they moved here four years 
ago, Chaplain Fullmer and his wife, 
Becky, were thrilled that the owners 
of 444 Main St. accepted their offer 
on the stately 1906 three-story brick 



"Annville is a great tool for teaching 
history ... It's like a timeline running 
through town ..." 



German Professor Dr. James Scott, 

chair of LVC s Foreign Languages 
Department, co-founded the 
Quittapahilla Highlanders, a bagpipe 
band that includes many locals 
and proudly marches in Annville s 
celebrated Memorial Day Parade. 
English Professor Dr. Philip Billings 
and LVC s Artist-in-Residence Dan 
Massad, collaborated on three books 
that celebrate the lives of Annville 



home built by Bishop J.S. Mills. Mills' 
brother-in-law was Dr. Lawrence 
Keister, namesake of Keister Residence 
Hall and president of LVC from 1907 
to 1912. "There were several people 
interested in the house and I think 
we got it because the owners thought 
that the bishop s house should go 
to the College chaplain," Fullmer 
says. The Fullmers have deepened 
the ties their historic home has with 



Becky, Julianna, and the Rev. Dr. Paul 
Fullmer purchased Bishop J.S. Mills* 1906 
home on Main Street and have become part 
of the towns history. 

Annville and the College by hosting 
garden tours for the community and 
dinners for students. Several student 
organizations, such as the Taekwondo 
Club and Praise Him with Dance, 
have used Fullmer s open third floor 
for practice space. 

"We love Annville. It's a wonderful 
place to be," Fullmer says. While his 
wife coordinates a popular babysitting 
list, matching LVC students with 
Annville families, and his toddler 
daughter, Julianna, attends LVC s 
rival for "higher" education in 
Annville, Bounce U, Fullmer has 
also immersed himself in the towns 
history. He compiled a booklet of 
historic structures for Friends of Old 
Annville, the volunteer organization 
that has worked for 30 years to 
preserve the historic streetscape in 
the town center. He is now a vice 
president of the organization. 



16 



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"Annville is a great tool for teach- 
ing history," he points out. "It's like a 
timeline running through town, begin- 
ning in the west with the flour mill 
from the mid- 1700s, past Sukey 
Harris' log cabin, then old frame 
houses, factories like the former 
Annville Mills (now upscale apart- 
ments) and LVC's Derickson Hall 
Apartments (also a former mill), 
to brick homes from the mid- 19th 
century." Finally, there's Fullmer's own 
neighborhood on the east end of Main 
Street with its grand Victorian homes 
from the late 19th and early 20th 
centuries. 

Dr. Bryan Hearsey, professor and 
chair of mathematical sciences, and his 
wife, Carolyn, restored an 1850s-era 
house they moved into in 1971 when 
Hearsey came to LVC. 

"One of the things we loved was it's 
just such a wonderful place to raise 
kids," Hearsey says. "It's a small town 
and I think the relationship between 
the College and the town is great." 

Further west from the Hearsey's 
home is the 1860s residence of Dr. 
Owen Moe and his wife, Kathy. The 
Moes came to Annville in 1972 when 
Owen joined the Chemistry Depart- 
ment, where he is now the Vernon 
and Doris Bishop Distinguished 
Professor and serves as chair of the 
department. Three years after arriving 
in Annville, the couple purchased 
a rundown duplex at auction for 
$16,500. Vacant for years, the brick 
duplex most recently had been used as 
a beauty parlor. One of the first orders 
of business was to remove sinks from 
the living room. 

"It was pretty rough when we 
bought it," Owen notes. "Every single 
room needed extensive work." 

With youthful enthusiasm and the 
help of a Reader's Digest home-repair 
book, the Moes restored the house, 
room by room. "The house has 
character," Kathy says. Looking back 



on all the work, Owen says, "It was 
naivete disguised as courage." When 
his wife proposed some alterations, 
such as moving a wall, "I almost 
fainted," he recalls, laughing, and 
adds, "It's been fun to see how fixing 
up and restoring homes controls the 
ambience of the town." 

Four years after beginning work 
on their home, the couple widened 
the scope of their restoration efforts 
and joined others in town to become 
charter members of Friends of Old 
Annville. The organization eventually 
succeeded in getting the center of 
town registered as a national historic 
district. The group was organized after 
several residents were disappointed to 
see the demolition of an historic home 
and the adjacent pharmacy in the 
center of town. 

Those historic buildings were 
replaced with a parking lot, which has 
since been fronted by a war memorial, 
an effort led by a former township 
commissioner, Al Yingst, an Annville 
resident and the director of public 
safety at LVC. 

Despite 30 years of restoration, 
efforts that have made the town more 
attractive than it used to be, Owen 
says the drive to demolish still remains 
in some quarters. "You hear: 'Oh, that 
house isn't worth doing. Tear it down. 
Put in parking.' We keep hammering 
every issue," Owen says, "pushing the 
benefits of historic districts." 

Older alumni, who left for World 
War II from the Annville Train 
Station, which stood behind where 
Funkhouser Residence Hall now 
stands, can thank Friends of Old 
Annville for carefully taking the 



Kathy Moe (L), wife of Dr. Owen Moe, was 
recently honored by the Annville Rotary 
Club far her work with the Quittapahilla 
Nature Park. Three other members of the LVC 
family — Mary Gardner, Ann Lasky, and 
Al Yingst — were also honored for their 
community service. 



station apart and reconstructing it a 
few blocks east on the train tracks, off 
Moyer Street. 

"The more that you take these old 
buildings and restore them, renovate 
them, the more you're creating the 
sort of place that you want to live in," 
Owen notes. 

The Moes' house may be renovated 
now, but Kathy is still building. 
Recently, she was honored for leading 
the effort to rebuild a bridge at the 
Quittapahilla Creek Nature Park that 
allows township middle and high 
school students to walk directly to 
school through Quittie Park, rather 
than taking a longer route through 
the high-traffic town center. Now 
she's planning a community garden 
near the cemetery behind St. Mark's 
Church. 

The committee that created the 
Quittie Creek Nature Park grew out 
of Friends of Old Annville in 1989. 




Summer 2009 



17 



Dr. David Lasky, professor emeritus 
of psychology, and his wife, Ann, 
spearheaded the creation of the 25- 
acre park. She recalls sitting on her 
front porch on East Walnut Street, 
dismayed to see trucks dump waste 
concrete into the woods near the creek 
where her three children played. The 
Laskys got together with other local 
residents and successfully petitioned 
the township commissioners to stop 
the dumping. Annville Township had 
already looked into the feasibility of 
turning the area into a park, but shelved 



the idea because it was too expensive. 
"We said, 'We can make it into a park/ 
and they said, l You can do whatever 
you want/" Ann recalls. The Laskys 
and others, such as Ray Swingholm, 
then an Annville-Cleona High School 
biology teacher, mobilized the com- 
mitment of many volunteers and 
businesses and wrote grants to help 
with the costs. A creek bed that was 
once "little more than an open sewer" 
now supports stocked trout for local 
anglers. The creek is lined by hiking 
paths through the woods. Lasky, head 




of the Quittapahilla Watershed Asso- 
ciation, is hoping to get the creek 
upgraded again. He spotted trout 
fingerlings in the creeks headwaters, 
which means the water might be pure 
enough now for the fish to be self- 
sustaining. 

While the Quittie Park Committee 
lobbied for state grants to fund the 
park, Dr. Susan Verhoek, professor 
emeritus of biology, laboriously created 
a repository of all the native plants 
in the creek area. College student 
volunteers participated — and still 
participate — in the regular park clean- 
ups and help out at fundraising events 
that are fun for township children, like 
fall Pumpkin Days. 

Now that the most backbreaking 
work on the park is done, Ann says she 
and her husband and grandchildren 
walk in the park all the time. And they 
keep an eye on things, most recently 
battling the invasive garlic mustard 
plant. Ann is currently marshalling 
volunteers to remove the unwelcome, 
non-native plant that crowds native 
species. 

Plants of another sort are Dr. Tom 
Carmany's '58 avocation. 

'They were excellent 
gardeners. They told 
me the story behind 
every plant." 

Carmany, who came back to the 
area in 1990 after a long career as a 
pathologist in New Mexico, bought 
the 1853 farmhouse that LVCs Dr. D. 
Clark Carmean H'59, and his wife, 
Edna '59, had lived in since 1940. 
Clark was a music professor and long- 
time dean of admission and Edna 
wrote a history of Annville, among 
other things. But both were best known 
for their love of the College and its 



18 



THE VALLEY 



students. The Carmeans entertained 
generations of undergraduates at their 
Mt. Pleasant Road house. They also 
planted thousands of flowers on their 
7.9-acre property. After 
donating the house to the 
College in 1990, which in 
turn sold it to Carmany, 
the Carmeans moved 
to a nearby retirement 
community. In a way they 
never left home. "They 
came here almost every 
day," Carmany says. "They 
were excellent gardeners. 
They told me the story 
behind every plant. I felt 
I was their gardener," he laughs. "I 
didn't have the vaguest idea what was 
involved in taking care of this place." 
And now that the Carmeans have 
died, "I just don't go around with 
a chainsaw, hacking things down, 
because in a sense they're still here," 
he says. Carmany has planted tens 
of thousands more bulbs, using an 
electric augur with a long shaft for 
efficiency. "I didn't know this would 
become a passion." 

Carmany says he has been happy to 
preserve the gardens and the legacy of 
the Carmeans' hospitality. Each year 
he welcomes hundreds of visitors who 
stop by to see the gardens. At least 
one Annville-Cleona School District 
teacher has told him she alters her 
route to work in the spring so that 
she can see his profusion of daffodils 
and tulips. But what most visitors 
don't realize is that gardening is only 
one of Carmany's passions. Like so 
many other Valley students and faculty 
members, he has found a unique 
way to make a contribution to the 
community. The retired physician is 
currently working with many others to 
establish a health clinic for the needy 
in Lebanon. 

Way across town, from her front 
porch on College Avenue, Vicki 




Dr. Tom Carmany '58 (inset box) has expanded the beautiful gardens (pictured here and on page 18) 
first planted by Dr. D. Clark Carmean H'59 and Edna Carmean '59. 



Gingrich is also enjoying a garden — 
but in her case it is the beautiful 
new landscaping surrounding LVC's 
Humanities Center. "My front yard is 
the campus," Gingrich says. For years 
in the 1990s, she served as the Valley's 
advisor to international students. 

Today she runs a drop-in after- 
school program in Annville Free 
Library's basement and also works 
at MJ's. Her workplaces, both major 
gathering spots in Annville, put her 
in a unique position to see how the 
College and the township interact. 

What many Annville people don't 
know, Gingrich says, is that the young 
person staffing the circulation desk 
at the Annville Free Library is often 
an LVC work-study student whose 
30 hours of weekly service is free to 
Annville. There are two more work- 
study slots elsewhere in town. It's also 
not generally known that when the 
library needs computer monitors, 
Gingrich can count on donations 
from LVC; or, that when she's short 
a piece of audio-visual equipment for 
a library talk, she can count on her 
neighbor, LVC, to come to the rescue 



with a loaner. Now that her husband, 
Tom, is nearing retirement age, they 
have considered moving, but decided 
to stay put. The lawns at LVC remind 
her of how her two boys grew up 
there, playing with their friends. She 
has served on the Annville-Cleona 
School Board. She knows people from 
all walks of life, from the College and 
from Annville, and she says simply, 
"We like this town." 

Frederick Cusick P'08 spent 26 years 
at The Philadelphia Inquirer before 
retiring several years ago. Lauren Cusick 
PV8 is LVCs director of media relations. 

Carl and Mary Jane Gacono also 
contributed to this story. For more on the 
GaconoSy see related story, p. 5. 

Editors Note: Because there were so 
many good stories to tell and photos 
to share, we have created an online 
continuation of this piece that can be 
found at TheValleyOnlineJvc.edu. 
Alumni and friends are invited to 
contribute personal stories, memories, 
and photographs at the online site. 



SUMMER 2009 



19 



NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. 



Students Make a Difference: Relay for Life 2009 

For the past eight years, LVC has hosted its own Relay for Life to raise much 
needed funds for the American Cancer Society. Since 2001 , this annual (and 
largest) service project has raised over $100,000. With the help of 40 relay teams 
consisting of student athletes and members of student organizations, the LVC 
Colleges Against Cancer group reached their goal of raising $45,000 this year. 
Relay for Life event chairs, Chelsea Geyer '10 and Alexandra DelPrete '10, worked 
many hours making this event a success. Participants enjoyed this year's 
theme, Carnival for a Cure, as they played carnival games, watched a hypnotist, 
and witnessed 12 fellow students cut their hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful 
Lengths. Watch videos from the event at: 

blogs.lvc.edu/Athletics/post/Why-They-Relay.aspx 



Births 

Mark E. Jurman 74 and his wife, Lee 
Rachel, have two daughters, Michelle 
Xue, 12, and Ally Ning, 7. Both girls were 
adopted from China. Mark teaches eighth- 
grade science at the Edward Devotion 
School in Brookline, Mass. He received 
his masters degree in science education in 
August 2008 from Lesley University. 



Michael "Mike" McGranaghan '90 and 

his wife, Stephanie, welcomed a son, 
Logan James, into their family on Nov. 
14, 2008. Mike is the program director for 
Catholic Charities in Danville. 

Cherie Lingle Van Zant '92 and her 

husband, John, welcomed a daughter, 
Kamryn Grace, into their family on June 
25, 2008. 



Lori Moyer Suavely '93 and her husband, 
Shawn T. Snavely '92, welcomed a 
daughter, Ashlyn Elizabeth, into their 
family on Aug. 11, 2008. Lori is an 
instrumental music teacher in the Daniel 
Boone School District in Douglassville. 
Shawn is the senior network administrator 
at The Reading Hospital and Medical 
Center in West Reading. 

Robert M. Adams '94 and his wife, Ashley, 
welcomed a son, Braydin Preston, into 
their family on July 30, 2008. Bob is 
employed by The Hershey Company as the 
operations manager at the Visitors Center 
at Hershey s Chocolate World. 

Rebecca "Becky" Brown Pipino '94 

and her husband, Patrick, welcomed 
a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, into their 
family on May 5, 2008. Becky is a third- 
grade teacher in the Saratoga City School 
District, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 

Catherine E.C. Sullivan '94 and her 
husband, David M. Sullivan '92, welcomed 
a daughter, Alexandra Grace, into their 
family on Nov. 5, 2008. 



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Dr. Millard J. Miller is the oldest known 

living alumnus of Lebanon Valley College. Miller received 
his bachelor's degree in English from LVC in 1928, a 
master of divinity degree from the United Theological 
Seminary in 1933, and received an honorary doctor of 
divinity degree from LVC in 1950. 

Miller was born in Weyers Cave, Va., and when he 
was a young boy, his grandfather came and lived with 
his family. His grandfather was a Civil War veteran who 
would tell stories of his experiences including his cavalry 
ride with General Jeb Stuart. 

While a student at LVC, Miller met his future wife, 
Emmeline May Shaffer 79, who was the 1929 LVC May 
Queen. Miller drove an automobile to Philadelphia and 
purchased a dress for Emmeline from Wanamaker's Department Store with 
money he had saved all year. 

He served as a United Brethren and then United Methodist minister for 
over 40 years. He retired to the Otterbein Retirement Community in Lebanon, 
Ohio in 1989. He was one of the founding members of the Scribblers, an 
organization for writers at Otterbein. He will turn 103 this July. 

Additional pictures, memorabilia, and stories can be viewed at 
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Tammy Taschler Caccavo '96 and her 

husband, Mark, welcomed a son, Aden 
Cole, into their family on April 23, 2008. 
Son Alec is 2. Tammy teaches Spanish in 
the Souderton Area School District. 

Meredith Lute Buck '97 and her husband, 
Christopher Buck f 98 r welcomed a son, 
Lucas Aaron, into their family on Aug. 5, 
2007. 

Gregory Glembocki '97 and his wife, 
Melissa, have two daughters, Gianna 
Marie, 5, and Giselle Naomi, 2. Greg is 
an account executive, Philadelphia Metro 
Sales, for Federal Express based in Fort 
Washington. 

Nicole Lancieri Roccato '97 and her 

husband, Michael, welcomed a daughter, 
Iszabella, into their family on Dec. 14, 
2007. Nicole is a guidance counselor in 
the Pemberton Township School District 
in New Jersey. 

Robert "Rob" Searfoss ( 97 and his wife, 
Lisa, welcomed a son, Brayden Cole, 
into their family on Oct. 17, 2007. 
Rob is a teacher and football coach 
in the Greenville County Schools in 
Simpsonville, S.C. 

Leslie Gardiner Lizano '98 and her 

husband, Jesus, welcomed a daughter, 
Olivia Elizabeth, into their family on Aug. 
5, 2008. Leslie is the operations manager 
at General Investment and Development 
in Langhorne. 

Allison Brunetti Okolichany '98 and her 

husband, Keenan, welcomed a daughter, 



Nora, into their family on March 20, 2008. 
She is a second-grade teacher at Frenchtown 
Elementary School in New Jersey. 

Audra Palopoli Popejoy '98, M'05 and her 
husband, Walter "Wally" R. Popejoy '96, 
M'01 f welcomed a son, Owen Raymond, 
into their family on June 1, 2008. Wally 
earned his principal s certification in 
August 2008 from Alvernia College. He 
is a fifth-grade teacher and administrative 
assistant to the principal at Southwest 
Elementary School in the Lebanon School 
District. 

Alicia Harvath Flory '99 and her husband, 
Donald, welcomed a daughter, Regan 
Marie, into their family on July 6, 2007. 
Alicia is a payroll accountant for the 
Pennsylvania State System of Higher 
Education in Harrisburg. 

Alicia Way Showalter '99 and her 

husband, Ian, welcomed a daughter, 
Delaney Sky, into their family on Jan. 7. 
Alicia is a compliance officer/financial 
consultant at Union National Community 
Bank in Mount Joy. 

Emily Fager Howard '00 and her husband, 
Michael B. Howard, Esq., '00, welcomed a 
son, Robert Michael, into their family on 
June 25, 2008. Emily is a technical services 
supervisor at Actavis, and Michael, who 
graduated in May 2008 from The George 
Washington University Law School, is 
employed by Miles and Stockbridge. Both 
companies are in Baltimore, Md. 

Stephanie Walters Lewis '00 and her 

husband, Joseph, welcomed a daughter, 



Julia Rhiannon, into their family on April 
30, 2008. Stephanie is enjoying being a 
stay-at-home mom. 

Selena Rodgers Mallios '00 and her 

husband, Mathew, welcomed a daughter, 
Sophia Nicole, into their family on July 
23, 2008. Selena is a full-time anatomy 
and physiology instructor at Lancaster 
General College of Nursing and Health 
Sciences. 

Kristi Baker McMichael '00 and her 

husband, William, welcomed a daughter, 
Hope Elizabeth, into their family on July 
16, 2008. 




Hope Elizabeth McMichael 

Dorene Heckman Byler '01 and her 
husband, Nathan Byler '01, welcomed a 
son, Luke Amadeus, into their family on 
July 19, 2008. Dorene teaches elementary 
general music in the Ephrata Area School 
District and Nathan is the coordinator 
of the online academy for the Northern 
Lebanon School District in Fredericksburg. 

Stacey Stinson Fessler '01 and her 
husband, Parrish J. Fessler '01, welcomed 
a son, Thomas Aiden, into their family on 
June 6, 2008. 

Eric Gervase '01 and his wife, Melissa 
Black Gervase '01, welcomed a daughter, 



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Juliana Nicole, into their family on Sept. 
24, 2008. Eric is the director of sales for 
Nxtbook Media, and received his master s 
degree in business administration in May 
2008 from Millersville University. 

Donald L Raiger '01 and his wife, Dawn, 
welcomed a son, Owen Alexander, into 
their family on Oct. 31, 2008. Donald 
is a correctional researcher/analyst for 
Lancaster County. 

Amy Kartzman Rein '01 and her husband, 
Joseph, welcomed a son, Joseph John V, 
into their family on Dec. 18, 2008. 

Brandie May Warren '01 and her 

husband, Ash, welcomed a son, Archer 
Grey, into their family on Aug. 21, 2008. 



Misty Gloudemans Sohn '02 and her 

husband, Harry, welcomed a son, Trent 
Michael, into their family on Nov. 21, 2007. 

Capt. Donald P. Carter '03 and his wife, 
Amy, welcomed a son, Liam Patrick, into 
their family on July 11, 2008. Donald is 
an officer in the U.S. Army. 

David S. LoBianco '03 and his wife, Noreen, 
welcomed a son, Jonah Gabriel, into their 
family on July 11, 2008. David is the mana- 
ger of tearsheet operations at the Mid-Adan- 
tic Newspaper Services Inc. in Harrisburg. 

Kristin Conicelli Sweigard '03 and her 
husband, Josh Sweigard '05 f welcomed 
a son, Brodie Joshua, into their family on 
Aug. 15,2008. 




Archer Grey Warren with sister Arabelle 



Kelly Cooney Watts '01 and her husband, 
Harry, welcomed a son, Alexander James, 
into their family on Sept. 24, 2008. She is 
a financial analyst at Harsco Corporation 
in Camp Hill. 

Jaclyn Brown Griffith '02 and her 
husband, Sean Griffith '01, welcomed a 
daughter, Avery Chase, into their family 
on Oct. 24, 2008. Jaclyn received her 
master s degree in library science and 
information technology in December 2008 
from Mansfield University. She teaches 
elementary English as a Second Language 
at Reidenbaugh Elementary School in 
Lititz. Sean is the traffic manager at H.M. 
Stauffer and Sons in Leola. 



Kristine Daiber Warner '03 and her 
husband, David R. Warner Jr., Esq., '02, 

welcomed a son, Micah Abraham Warner, 
into their family on Aug. 6, 2008. 

Julia Krovic Martinez '04 and her 

husband, Jonathan, welcomed a daughter, 
Rachel Elisabeth, into their family on May 
25, 2008. 

David L McCabe '04 and his wife, Kim, 
welcomed a daughter, Kaylee Jane, into 
their family on June 18, 2008. 

Michael A. Rock '04 and his wife, 
Alison, welcomed a daughter, Kennedy 



Elizabeth, into their family on April 11, 
2008. Michael is a specialized foster care 
case manager at The Children's Home of 
Reading. 

Dr. Catherine Romagnolo, assistant 
professor of English at LVC, and her 
husband, Scott Melby, welcomed twin 
daughters, Lucy and Julia, into their family 
on Sept. 7, 2008. 

Aly Sehl welcomed a son, Mason Patrick, 
into her family on Sept. 7, 2008. Aly is the 
residential life area coordinator at LVC. 



Marriages 



Elizabeth "Betsy" Stachow 70 and her 

husband, Bob Guthrie, have six children 
and six grandchildren. Betsy says if they 
had known having grand-children was so 
much fun they would have had them first! 

M. Brent Trostle '88 and Nancy Ann Nuth 
exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 10, 2008, 
in Siena, Italy. He is the vice president of 
portfolio management for Old Mutual 
Financial Network in Baltimore, MD. 

Kirk A. Cremer '90 and Kate Stewart 
exchanged wedding vows on June 7, 
2008 in Reading. He is a web marketing 
specialist for a leading employee benefit 
corporation. 




Kristine Daiber Warner '03 with her son 
Micah Abraham Warner 



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Angela Fischer Fracalossi '91 and Leon 
Carrar exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 
24, 2008, in Ft. Myers, Fla. She is a 
law student at Concord University Law 
School in Los Angeles, and the mother of 
daughter Nina, 6. 

Susan Sarisky '92 and Jim Jones exchanged 
wedding vows on Jan. 3 in Hershey. She is 
the director of admission at LVC. 

Michael Robinson '00 and Jennifer Lynn 
Kratowicz exchanged wedding vows on 
July 12, 2008, in Southampton. Michael 
Evans '00 f Brian Stahl '98, Amy Schimpf 
Stahl '98, Craig Stahl '99 f and Beth Salter 
Stahl '97 were in attendance. Mike is the 
band director in the Central Bucks School 
District in Warrington. 

Cheryl D. Lukeski '01 and Peter M. 
Ambruch exchanged wedding vows 
on Nov. 2, 2007, in Cherry Hill, N.J. 
Members of the bridal party included 
Eugene "Gene" Kelly '01, Sara G. Hodon 
'02, Sara Mintonye Taylor '02, and Lori 
Evaristo Widney '03. LVC alumni in 
attendance were Kate R. Wilson '00, Jason 
B. Widney '02, and Andrew S. Taylor '02. 

Matthew R. Ralph '01 and Sara Schlappig 
exchanged wedding vows on July 5, 2008, 
in Cleona. Jeremy Brodt '01 was in the 
wedding party. Matt is a communications 
associate with the Greater Louisville 
Medical Society. 

Melissa A. Dunmire '02 and Joshua L. 
SheafFer exchanged wedding vows on June 
21, 2008, in Middletown. Melissa is a 
music teacher at Nye Elementary School 
in the Lower Dauphin School District, 
Hummelstown. 

Genevieve L Slawecki '02 and John 
Finley exchanged wedding vows on 
Sept. 15, 2007, in Phoenixville. Micki 
Haggblom Mason '01 and Aubrey 
Edwards Lee '01 served as bridesmaids. 
Gen is a kindergarten teacher in the 
Phoenixville Area School District. 

Raymond James Whittaker III '02 and 

Laura Marie Baron exchanged wedding 
vows on April 26, 2008, in Scranton. 
Michael Martin '02 served as best man 
and Thomas Mace '01 served as an usher. 
Ray is employed by the Pennsylvania 
House of Representatives. 



Jordan Brooke Jack '03 and Brent 
Mollohan exchanged wedding vows 
on July 29, 2006, in Longneck, Del. 
Jenna Micozzi Kline '03 served as a 
bridesmaid. Jeff Kline '04, Melissa Youse 
MacCormack '03, Doug MacCormack 
'04, Chrissy Bigler '03, Dana Jurasits 
Miller '03, Danielle Grill Lyter '03, Ben 
Lyter '03, Holly Zimmerman '03, Sarah 
Dietrich Linn '03, and Max Linn '06 were 
in attendance. Jordan teaches second 
grade in the Lake Forest School District in 
Harrington, Del. 

Jeremy R. Lutz '03 and Rebecca Lynn 
Moser exchanged wedding vows on July 5, 
2008, in Myerstown. He is a second-grade 
teacher at Tyson Schoener Elementary 
School in the Reading School District. 



Kristen Barone '04 served as the reader. 
Jessica Serafin '06, Heather Przyhocki 
'07, Jessica Sypher '04, Olivia Palamara 
'05, and Jennifer D'Emilio '03, all sorority 
sisters, were in attendance. Heidi is an 
inside sales person with Wurth Wood 
Group in Elkridge, Md. 




(Above) Liana Michele Voinier '03 and 
Kenneth M. McFadden '03 exchanged 
wedding vows on June 28, 2008, in 
Hershey. Dustin Baelz '03 served in 
the wedding party. Brock Hoover 
'03, Lisa Bunda Hoover '02, Rebecca 
Gieseman Duran '03, Tara Brownlee 
Nolte '03, Karen Jagielski Worthington 
'03, Michael Worthington '03, Megan 
Neuhauser Subbio '03, Heather Anspach 
Bellows '04, Kristen Wardrop '02, 
Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03, Jessica 
Cantrell Newcomer '01, William 
Newcomer '00, and Vicki Cantrell '99 
were in attendance. Liana is a learning 
support teacher at the Bonfield Elementary 
School in the Warwick School District, 
Lititz. Ken is the lead customer service 
specialist at Lancaster General Hospital. 

(See page 24) Heidi Ann Juliano '04 and 

Eric Slegowski exchanged wedding vows 
on June 14, 2008, in Hershey. Lauren 
Bates '06 served as a bridesmaid, and 




(Above) Jennifer Elizabeth Keller '04 
and Galen Eugene Kapp '06 exchanged 
wedding vows on July 12, 2008, in Camp 
Hill. The Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Keller 79, 
father of the bride, along with The Rev. 
Nancy Miller 76, the brides aunt, officiated 
the ceremony. The bride is also the daughter 
of Betsy Miller Keller 79. The wedding 
party and guests included 34 LVC alumni. 
Jennifer L Davis '02, Melanie E. Fink '02, 
and Tiffany M. Griffie-Gross '04 served as 
bridesmaids. Michael Gamon '06 served 
as a groomsman. Jennifer is a first-grade 
teacher for the Palmyra Area School 
District and Galen is the corporate 
communications coordinator for PACE 
Resources, Inc., in York. 

Kristina Ann Zane '04 and Terry Lott 
exchanged wedding vows on June 24, 
2006, in Woodbury Heights, N.J. Erin 
McGeorge '03 served in the bridal party. 
Scott McKeown '02, Kristin Camilli '03, 
Lisette Bankus '04, Erica Gibson '04, 
Amy Panetta '04, Lauren Davis '04, Lisa 
Landis '04, Lorraine Patton '04, and 
Jen Borgerding '04 were in attendance. 
Kristina teaches fifth grade in the Penn 
Beach Elementary School, in the Pennsville 
Township School District in New Jersey. 



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(Above) Back Row: Lauren Bates '06, Heidi Juliano Slegpwski '04; Front Row: Jessica Serafin '06, 
Heather Przyhocki '07, Jessica Sypher '04, Olivia Palamara '05> Jennifer D'Emilio '03 



Gina Marie Battistelli ( 05 and Jason Daniel 
Barb exchanged wedding vows on May 17, 
2008, in Lebanon. She is an executive assis- 
tant for Central Pennsylvania Transpor- 
tation in Lancaster. 

(See page 28) Erica Nicole Hansen '05 
and Greggory N. Musser '06 exchanged 
wedding vows on Aug. 10, 2008, in 
Kingston, N.Y. James H. Buckson f 06 and 
John P. Henry IV '06 served as groomsmen. 

Kimberly R. Beebe '06, Andrew S. Jenkins 
f 05, Heather Dodds Jenkins '05, and 
Dr. Josh T. Anderson '05 f D'07 t were in 
attendance. 

Christine M. Jessen '05 and Matthew B. 
Murphy '07 exchanged wedding vows on 
June 21, 2008, at the Aberdeen Proving 
Ground in Maryland. 

Sarah E. Landis '05 and Jason Hancock 
exchanged wedding vows on July 19, 2008, 
in Telford. Dr. Alina Gottschalk '05 r D'07 
served as a bridesmaid. Lucinda Burger 

Knauer 74, Davis J. Knauer '74, Lynn 
Leidig Bentz '05, Rusty Bentz '05, Lottie E. 
Saylor '05, and Dan Zilinskis '05 were in 

attendance. The brides mother is Priscilla 
Lamparter Landis '76. Sarah is a service 
coordinator and assessment specialist for 
the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. 



Angelica Rodriguez '05 and Josh Roberts 
exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 21, 
2008, during a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. 
Shaylene Scheib '07, Stephanie Kline '06, 
and Andrew Moser '05 were in attendance. 
She is a category analyst with Daymon 
Worldwide in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Julie Marie Bicker '06 and Matthew E. 
Bieber '06 exchanged wedding vows on 
July 12, 2008, in Lancaster. Julie teaches 
fifth grade at Annapolis Elementary School 
and Matt teaches science at Chesapeake 
Middle School in Pasadena. Both schools 
are in Maryland. 

Rachel Elizabeth Kury '06 and Michael M. 
Foster exchanged wedding vows on June 
28, 2008, in Lebanon. She is a teacher in 
the Lebanon School District. 

(See page 25) Julianne Maurer '04, '06 
and Matthew Merring '03 exchanged wed- 
ding vows on June 21, 2008, in Slatington. 
Stacey Rivenburg '04 served as maid of 

honor and Rebecca Lambert Hanson '04 

served as a bridesmaid. Lee Ackerman '04 
served as best man. Joshua Rodgers '05 

served as a groomsman. Julianne is a case 
manager and Matt is a residential program 
supervisor, both at Community Services 
Group. 



Angela Elizabeth Petiak '06 and David 
DiRamio exchanged wedding vows on 
Sept. 27, 2008, in Glen Mills. Jana 
Rapposelli '06 and Jennifer Leister Harp 

'06 served as bridesmaids. 

(See page 30) Amanda Jo Soliday '06 and 
Jeffrey Scott Albright '06 exchanged wed- 
ding vows on June 21, 2008, in Lebanon. 
Teresa Trainer '05, Steve Long '06, Greg 
Couturier '06, and Mike West '06 served 
in the wedding party. LVC alumni in 
attendance included Freddie Long '05, 
Brittany Sanders '08, Kendra Stichler 
Stouch '04, and Kristen Stichler Weaber 
'04. 

Amanda Bickel '07 and Daniel Aaron 
Maulfair exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 
9, 2008, in Myerstown. She is a life skills 
teacher in the Northern Lebanon School 
District in Fredericksburg. 

Kellianne Harkins '07 and James Worthing- 
ton exchanged wedding vows on June 21, 
2008, in Turnersville, N.J. She is a special 
education teacher at the Hainesport 
Elementary School in New Jersey. 

Kara L Honicker '07 and Matthew S. 
Hummel exchanged wedding vows on 
June 7, 2008, in Pottsville. Sonya R. Carey 
'02, Melissa R. Barrella '03, Staci A. 
Storti '05, and Ashley D. Spearing '06 
were in attendance. Kara is a nursing 
assistant at the South Jackson Campus of 
the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville. 

Aimee Pellissier '07 and Cody Radel 
exchanged wedding vows on July 26, 2008, 
at the First United Church of Hershey. She 
is a teacher in the Lower Dauphin School 
District in Hummelstown. 

Julia Mae Pfeiffer '07 and Jarrett 

Wetherhold exchanged wedding vows on 
Aug. 2, 2008, in Hershey. She is a music 
educator in the Allentown School District. 

Holly Ann Shissler '07 and Sean C. Zellers 
exchanged wedding vows on July 12, 

2008, in Sunbury. Sierra MartzTomlinson 

'07 served as matron of honor. Holly is the 
head teacher at The Goddard School in 
Harrisburg. 

Ashley J. Visneski '07 and Zachary 
Candler exchanged wedding vows on 



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Anniversaries 



1st Row (L to R): Eric u Cigga" Kratz '04,Jacklyn EbertKratz '03, Steven Kratz '06; 2nd Row: 
Dan Newell '03, Rebecca Lowthert '06, Stephanie Wayne Kline '02, Julianne Maurer 
Merring '04, '06, Matthew Merring '03, Stacey Rivenburg '04, Rebecca Lambert Hanson '04, 
JolieneBlain '06, Ashley Kreider Pile '05, John Feather '04; 3rd Row: John Crognale '06, 
Kevin Strunk '05, LeeAckerman '04, Jeffrey Kline '01, Tonya Connors '03, Kyla Snyder '05; 
4th Row: Kyle Gohn '03, Lynn Donmoyer '07, Joshua Rodgers '05 



July 12, 2008, in Lancaster. Rebecca 
Rentzel Verdon '07, William Verdon Jr. 
'07, Alison E. Hartman '07, Julia A. Cupp 
f 07 r Krista Hartenbach '06, Travis Leap 
'04 r Carrie Hawthorne Leap '03, and Joel 
Varano '06 were in attendance. 

Rebekah Jeanne Willson '07 and Thomas 
Morse exchanged wedding vows on March 
29, 2008, in Rockaway, N.J. Richard 
Weinhoffer '05 served as the best man, and 
Scott Troxell '05 served as a groomsman. 
Kelly O'Brien '07, Ann Heckman '07, 




Back Row: Kelly Gavin '06, Dr. Kelly Hilkert Greene 
'06, D'08, Isaac Greene '06, CoryHackman '06; 
Front Row: Sarah Miller, Dr. Jessica Hougentogler 
'06, D'09, Joanna Tiedeken Demchak '05, Adam 
Demchak '04, Michael Hilkert, Eric Miller '05 



Denise Correll '07, Amanda Wolfe '07, and 
Nicole Guenther '06 were in attendance. 
Rebekah is a pre-kindergarten teacher at 
Genesis Preschool in Sinking Spring. 

(Left) Dr. Kelly Lynn Hilkert 06, 08 and 
Isaac Sargen Greene '06 exchanged wed- 
ding vows on Sept. 6, 2008, in Reading. 
Kelly Gavin 06, Dr. Jessica Hougentogler 
'06, D'09, Joanna Tiedeken Demchak '05, 
Adam Demchak '04, and Cory Hackman 
'06 were members of the bridal party. 

Megan M. Pierce '08 and David P. Zim- 
merman '07 exchanged wedding vows on 
July 14, 2008, in Rochester Mills. Megan 
is a student at Widener School of Law. 
David is employed by Eastern Alliance 
Insurance Group as a select underwriter 
and is attending the Pennsylvania State 
University to complete a master s degree in 
business administration. 

Ashley N. Swonger '08 and Elisha Paul 
Shirk exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 9, 
2008, in Long Beach Island, N.J. Holly E. 
Sallade '08, Amanda C. Armstrong '08, 
and Nicole L Caruso '08 served as brides- 
maids. Ashley is a physical therapy tech- 
nician at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute 
in Lebanon. 



Catherine Weible Kaylor '80 and her 

husband, Galen, celebrated their 50th 
wedding anniversary on Oct. 12, 2008. 
Catherine is retired from the process 
support department at Hershey Chocolate 
Company. 



Other News 

Joseph T. Oxley '52 

has been operating 
the Monmouth Day 
Camp for boys and 
girls ages 4 1/2 to 14 in New Jersey, since 
1955. His four sons help with the camp. 

Marlene Brill Bell '58 retired in 
November 2008 after 55 years as the 
first — and only — organist at Hamilton 
Park United Church of Christ in 
Lancaster. She became the organist there 
at 16, before she was a member. Being 
truly dedicated, she says that until recendy, 
she probably missed no more than eight 




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Sundays. During a service in her honor, 
the choir sang an award-winning hymn 
that she wrote in 1961, which won eighth- 
place in a national (former) Evangelical 
and Reformed stewardship contest. Marlene 
taught music in elementary school for 
almost 40 years — in the Spring Grove 
Area School District in York and Eastern 
Lancaster County School District. Prior to 
marrying Don Bell, she taught private 
piano lessons in her home and accompanied 
the former Lancaster Opera Workshop. 



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Class News & Notes 




Mark R. Dubbs '60 is a 

retired music educator 
and church choir direc- 
tor/organist. In March, 
he was a judge for the Howard County 
Maryland Public Schools Choral Festival. 

The Rev. Dr. William "Will" Glaser 61 

is enjoying retirement in Colorado with 
his four grandchildren. He is a part-time 
chaplain at Parker Valley Hope, a drug and 
alcohol rehabilitation center in Parker, Colo. 

Malcolm Lazin, Esq., '65, a member of the 
Colleges Board of Trustees, coordinated a 
major donor event for the Lesbian, Gay, 
Bisexual, Transgendered and Straight allies 
for Obama in Pennsylvania and helped 
raise $150,000. Founder of the Equality 
Forum, Malcolm is proud to note that 
the organizations website, developed 
in support of GLBT History Month 
(October), has more than 500 organization 



links; up from 200 when the site launched 
in 2006. 

Robert P. Shoap '65 retired from Lockheed 
Martin in New Orleans, La., in February. 

Glenn R. Stech '65 is the supervisor at RTX 
Tax Service in Kenhorst. He oversees all 
phases of individual and corporate taxation, 
accounting, and financial planning. 

The Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Shearer '66 is the 

pastor at Kochenderfer United Methodist 
Church in Lebanon. He has served in many 
different capacities in the Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania Conference of the United Methodist 
Church during the past 40 years, most 
recendy as district superintendent of the 
Northeast District. 

Bonnie Hood Witmer '66 directed the 
2008 Musical Art Society June Concert 
Series: "Music for a Summer Night." She 



is a counselor for the Workshop for Young 
Performing Artists in Lancaster. 

IBM's periodical, Common Connect, fea- 
tured an article by Doris "Dori" Kimmich 
Allen '67. She served on the IBM Com- 
mittee for Volunteer Excellence and is a 
speaker at various IBM conferences. In 
May 2008 she was recognized as a speaker 
of merit by the organization. A former 
IBM employee, Dori has been instru- 
mental in establishing the Retired IBM 
Professional group. 

Helen Kowach Lind '68 retired in June 
2008 from the Arapahoe Library District 
in Englewood, Colo., after more than 14 
years as a paralibrarian. Her retirement 
plans include more travel and continued 
genealogy research on her and her 
husband s families. 

Richard "Rich" Simington '68 is a volun- 
teer member of the National Response 
Team Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 
through the Presbyterian Church. 



Terra Cotta Warriors: 
Guardians of China's 
First Emperor 



Saturday 

March 20, 2010 

WASHINGTON. D.C. 



Mark your calendars now! ite office of Alumni 

Programs has reserved tickets for the upcoming blockbuster 
exhibition, Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of Chinas First Emperor, 
at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. Nearly 
2,000 years ago, thousands of life-size clay figures were buried in 
massive underground pits to accompany Chinas first emperor, Qin 
Shihuangdi, into the afterlife. Their discovery outside the city of 
Xi'an in 1974 is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th 
century. 



###1 



Stand face-to-face with treasures from the tomb complex that 
include life-size figures, weapons, armor, coins, and more. Don't 
miss this chance to see the largest collection of significant artifacts 
from China ever to travel to the United States. 



For tickets and information, visit www.lvc.edu/alumni. 



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The term "student-athlete" rightfully applies to any 
undergraduate attempting to juggle a full academic workload 
while competing in intercollegiate athletics. 

But for someone who has accomplished what Alex Wolfe '09 
has, scholar-athlete would be a more apt description. 

A star performer on Head Coach Laurel Martin's team, Wolfe 
recently received three highly prestigious awards, two for her 
academic work and one for her stellar play for Lebanon Valley 
College's nationally ranked field hockey team. 

An English major who boasts a 3.78 grade-point average, 
Wolfe was honored in January as the Middle Atlantic 
States Collegiate Athletic Corporation Scholar-Athlete of the 
Year, an award that came just two months after she was 
selected as the Commonwealth Conference Player of the 
Year for leading LVC to the conference finals and to a berth 
in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. In March, she 
became only the fourth Dutchman since 1995 to earn an 
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. She joins Casey lezzi '96, 
Sarah Dietrich '04, and Jenn Northcott '06. In addition, Wolfe also 
received All-America status from the National Field Hockey 
Coaches Association during a senior season in which she 
became LVC's career leader in assists. 

The honors serve as a fitting climax to Wolfe's career as a 
student-athlete at Lebanon Valley, where she found a home in 
the fall of 2006 after spending her freshman year at NCAA D-l 
Lafayette College. 

Wolfe's decision to attend Lafayette came from her desire 
to play field hockey at the D-l level in a strong academic 
setting. But with the Leopards struggling on the field in her 
freshman year, Wolfe eventually decided to take a shot at 
having the best of both worlds at LVC. She's never looked 
back. 

"It's worked out great," says the Womelsdorf native. "It's 
one of the best decisions I've made. The balance between 
academics and athletics at LVC is something that is very 
important to me and has encouraged all my success." 

Wolfe, who is set to attend the Regent School of Law in 
Virginia Beach, is justifiably proud of what she and her field 
hockey teammates have accomplished on the playing field the 
last three seasons. 

But it is the Scholar-Athlete award that is her most 
cherished achievement. 

"That is probably the award I'm most proud of," notes 
Wolfe. "Being a great field hockey player is one thing, but 
after graduation there's not really anywhere to go with that 



Alex Wolfe '09 was just named to the CoSIDA/ESVN Hie 
Magazine Academic All District First Team and is now in 
contention for national honors. 

besides coaching and playing in recreational leagues. The 
scholar-athlete part is very important to me because it shows 
that I can balance my time and that school is very important." 

In terms of lifelong memories, though, it will be her field 
hockey experiences that Wolfe will look back on most fondly. 
In her mind, awards are temporary, but friendships are 
forever. 

"Field hockey in general is probably going to be the best 
memory I have of college," says Wolfe. "Our team is great; 
everyone gets along. The first thing I talk about with any 
recruit looking to come here is the team bonding and morale. 
I've never been on a team where everyone is just friends." 

It's been such a tight-knit group that Wolfe is already having 
trouble adjusting to a future that doesn't involve field hockey 
on a daily basis. 

"It's already strange," says Wolfe with a smile. "I get a little 
depressed thinking about it. It's nice to have some free time 
but at the same time it's weird to think there's nothing to train 
for, no upcoming season. That's hard. But I'm sure I'll follow 
the LVC team for a few more years while I still know all the 
players. 

"Probably longer than a few years," she adds with a 
chuckle. 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer in Lebanon. 



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Class News & Notes 




Erica Nicole Hansen '05 and Greggory N. Musser '06 (front) exchanged wedding vows on 
Aug. 10, 2008, in Kingston, N. Y.James H. Buckson '06 and John P. Henry IV '06 (second row) 
served as groomsmen. (L to r.) Kimberly R. Beebe '06, Andrew S. Jenkins '05, Heather Dodds 
Jenkins '05, and Dr. Josh T.Anderson '05, D'07 were in attendance (seep. 24). 




Dr. David E. Myers 70 

is the director of the 
School of Music at 
the University of 
Minnesota in Minneapolis. 

Susan Shedenhelm 70 retired in 2008 
from the Department of the Army after 29 
years as a civilian computer engineer. She 
resides in Sun Lakes, Ariz. 

Nancy McCullough Longnecker 72 taught 
a graduate course in Shanghai, China, this 
past summer as part of a master's degree 
program offered by Towson University in 
Maryland. 

William C. Quairoli 72 sold his Allstate 
Insurance Agency business in Palmyra in 
March 2007 and is now officially retired. 

Richard Brunner 73 is the supervisor of the 
Division of Policy and Staff Development 
for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile 
Justice Services. He is president-elect of 
the Juvenile Justice Trainers' Association, 
where he has been a member for 14 years. 



Frank Rutherford 74 spent fall 2008 in 
India, where he taught environmental science 
and economics to U.S. students involved 
with the School Year Abroad Program. 

After retiring in May 2007 after 32 years 
of teaching music in Indiana, Sarah Kuntz 
Sergesketter 74 opened a private piano 
studio. She also teaches music methods to 
elementary education majors at Vincennes 
University Jasper Campus in Indiana. 

Anita Morbach Cosslett 75 teaches fifth 
grade at Avona Elementary School in the 
Wilson Area School District in Easton. Her 
husband, Carl E. Cosslett 76, is the general 
manager at the Bethlehem Division of 
Shelly Enterprises. 

John G. Fenimore 75 is the director of 
curriculum for the Edison Township Public 
Schools, Edison in New Jersey. 

Brenda McClelland Messera 75 is a 

Christian educator and mentoring program 
director at St. Paul United Methodist 
Church in Charlotte, N.C. 




Nanette LaCorte 76 retired on Jan. 1 
after more than 32 years of teaching instru- 
mental music at the R.M. Teitelman 
School in Cape May, N.J. She is now 
self-employed in her home, repairing 
instruments. 

The Rev. Nancy L Miller 76 is a chaplain 
resident at York Hospital. She is in charge of 
the medical service line, the labor and 
delivery unit, and also has on-call responsi- 
bilities. 

Dr. Keith Alan Wharton 79 received his 
doctorate of education in May 2007 from 
the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. 
He is the director of music at Kent County 
High School, the Kent County Fine Arts 
chair, and is on the teaching staff of Wash- 
ington College, as well as Chesapeake 
College, all in Maryland. 



Glenn Hoffman '82, 

senior business analyst 
in IT services at Fire- 
mans Fund Insurance 
Company in Novato, Calif., met nine-time 
New York City Marathon champion 
Grete Waitz in 2007 at the Fireman's 
Fund headquarters. Glenn served as the 
company captain for the JPMorgan Chase 
Corporate Challenge Series in June 2008 
for the third consecutive year. He recendy 
won a Toastmaster s humorous speech 
contest with a seven-minute presentation, 
"We Are in Charge," which featured events 
surrounding a past LVC Spring Arts 
Festival. 

The Rev. Michael W. Sigman '83 is the 

president of the Evangelical Theological 
Seminary in Myerstown. 

Debra Decker Ward '83 is a project sche- 
duler for Pfizer Pharmaceutical in New 
London, Conn. 

Robert Keith Wilson '83 is a partner with 
Grant Thornton, LLP. He is the New York 
practice leader for business advisory services. 

Amy J. Hostetler '84 is a public relations 
coordinator for the Virginia Department 
of Health and a deputy to the commu- 
nications director in Richmond. She had 
been the science writer for the Richmond 
Times-Dispatch since 1997. 



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THE VALLEY 



In Full Bloom 


■ 


Y NATALIE HOPE MCDONALD 97 




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The Washington Post recently profiled his latest book, A 
Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted 
History of Rose Names, and he's been honored as a Great 
Rosarian of the World. Stephen Scanniello 78 has dedicated 
his life to the pursuit of flowers, starting with his days as a 
biology major at Lebanon Valley College. 

"I became interested in garden design 
while working as an instructor in the 
education department of the Brooklyn 
Botanic Garden," says Scanniello, who now 
splits his time between Bamegat, N.J., 
and Jersey City, N.J. with Dana Twining, 
his partner of 20 years. "I was hired by 
the botanic garden in 1981 based on my 
botany and biology background from LVC," 
he says. After leaving the botanic garden 
in 1998, his work today includes creating 
and maintaining gardens for clients all over 
the country as well as writing and lecturing 
about the history of roses. 

Scanniello's early days as a garden designer were anything 
but glamorous, he admits. "One of my first jobs was to lug 
bales of soil and move trees at Richard Gere's penthouse 
in Manhattan, 14 stories above the city," he says. His life 
changed in 1984 when he became the curator of Brooklyn 
Botanic Garden's prestigious Cranford Rose Garden. "I knew 
nothing about roses when I started," he says. "I jumped into 
these beds of prickles, shed lots of blood, and have been in 
love with roses ever since." 



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DOUGLAS BRENNER a STEPHEN SCAXKIEI.I.O 



Scanniello credits the botany and plant physiology classes 
at LVC with laying the groundwork for his career. Research 
excursions to Sapelo Island with Dr. Paul Wolf, professor 
emeritus of biology, and the discipline of observing minute 
details in histology classes taught by Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor 
of biology, further enhanced a talent for research. "My love of 
research, inspired by biology classes, led me to study the rich 
history of roses," says Scanniello. "I soon became obsessed 
with the historic links to roses and began writing my first 
book, Roses of America!' He has written several books since 
and is now president of the Heritage Rose Foundation. He's 
also served as president of the International Rose Trials at 
Bagatelle, Paris. He is known throughout the world as a rose 
scholar. 

Over the years, garden design has led Scanniello to work 
on dozens of fascinating projects, like helping movie star Julie 
Andrews locate her favorite rose, naming the roses in Oscar- 
nominated Nigel Hawthorne's (The Madness of King George) 
English garden, creating a garden for The Barefoot Contessa 
Ina Garten, designing a rose garden for 
Bruce and Patti Springsteen, consulting 
on the vice presidential garden with Tipper 
Gore, and having a glass of Scotch with the 
mayor of Glasgow in his private chambers. 
"Really good Scotch," Scanniello adds. 

He regularly appears on Martha 
Stewart's radio and TV shows, serves as an 
international rose judge and as a consultant 
to the National Arboretum, and is creating 
a historical collection of roses at Trinity 
Church Cemetery in Manhattan. But he 
doesn't have to stretch too far to remember 
the good old days at LVC. 
"Dr. Susan Verhoek [professor emerita of biology] was my 
mentor," he says. "And Dean [George Reynolds] Marquette '48 
[late vice president emeritus for student affairs] kept me 
focused on staying the course." Scanniello's other memories? 
"Collecting wildf lowers and making herbarium specimens for 
botany class," he says, "and living in Sheridan Hall with my 
f rat brothers of the Knights of the Valley." 

Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is a freelance writer in 
Philadelphia. 







SUMMER 2009 



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Class News & Notes 



Maria Montesano Boyer '86 is a founding 
partner and the production editor of 
UnTapped Talent LLC in Hershey. She is 
self-employed as a freelance copyeditor and 
proofreader. In 2008 she was hired as a 
proofreader for Rush Limbaughs monthly 
newsletter, The Limbaugh Letter. (See related 
story, p. 7, and a profile on Boyer that 
appears at 1heValleyOnline.edu) 

Lt. Cmdr. Michael P. Cackovic '87 recently 
completed his fellowship in maternal-fetal 
medicine at Yale University. He is a maternal- 
fetal medicine physician with the U.S. 
Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. 

Dominic G. Macrina '87 is a staff nurse 
II in the post anesthesia care unit at the 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
in Philadelphia. He received his bachelor 
of science degree in nursing in December 
2006 from Neumann College in Aston. 

Vincent "Vince" Bulik '88 has been named 
the general manager of the Lancaster Barn- 
stormer's baseball team. He had been the 
assistant general manager of the team. 

Michael Steckman '88 is a product train- 
ing coordinator for XLNT Software in 
Lancaster. 

Dr. R. Jason Herr '89 is an associate research 
fellow at Albany Molecular Research, Inc., 
in New York. 

Michele Reichert Vera '89 is the curator 
at the World of Scouting Museum in 
Valley Forge. 



Sheree L Rybak '90 

is a partner with the 
law firm Klarquist 
Sparkman, LLP, in 
Portland, Ore. 



In July 2008, Brian D. Wassell '91 

celebrated his 17th year with the firm 
Trout Ebersole & Groff, LLP, in Lancaster. 

Susan Leonard McClain '92 is the clinical 
director at Rehabilitation Consultants, 
Inc., in Wilmington, Del. 

Kristin Maize Meyers '92 is the accoun- 
ting manager at Prospect Bay Country 
Club in Grasonville, Md. 




Kathryn Ford Trinidad '92 received her 
master s degree in administration and 
supervision in the spring of 2007 from the 
University of Phoenix. 

Jonathan D. Wescott '93 is the interim 
vice president for student affairs at the 
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. 




Mark W.Henry '95 

Michele Bottomley Hochstrasser '94 is 

the athletic director and a faculty member 
at The Banner School in Frederick, Md. 

On Aug. 1, 2008, Mark W. Henry '95 f 

director of advising and transfer services 
at Northampton Community College, 
became the chair-elect of the Pennsylvania 
ACT Council, a non-profit organization 
that supports educators at secondary and 
post-secondary institutions in preparing 
students for further education or for work. 



Catherine L Kollet, Esq., '95 is an attorney 
with Gross McGinley, LLP, with offices in 
Allentown and Easton. 

John M. Troxel M'95 is the director of 
the master of business administration 
program at LVC. He has been an adjunct 
instructor in LVC s graduate business 
program since 1997. 

Allison G. Brandt '96 is a SCUBA instruc- 
tor at Dive Makai in Kailua-Kona, HI. 

Stephen A. Heck '96 is an assistant foot- 
ball coach at Kutztown University and is a 
contributing writer for Gridiron Strategies, 
a football coaching magazine based in 
North Palm Beach, Fla. 

Cory Mattern '96 is the director of sales at 
Crump Insurance Services in Harrisburg. 

Jeremiah "Jerry" Wright '96 serves as 
executive director of the Disability Empower- 
ment Center in Lebanon. After being diag- 
nosed with multiple sclerosis in 2001, Wright 
refused to give up. He started focusing on his 
abilities rather than his disability, which led 
him to his current "can-do" mentality. The 
Disability Empowerment Center helps 
individuals with disabilities through advo- 
cacy, collaboration, and full participation 
in the community. 

Melissa Blouch Hooper '97 teaches English 
as a Second Language at the Gateway School 
for Agriculture, Science, and Ecology, in 
the Reading School District. 




Left to Right: Kevin Sabol, Teresa Trainer '05, Steve Long '06, Steph Popkin, Greg Couturier '06, 
Megan Machamer, Jeff Albright '06, Amanda Soliday Albright '06, Chris Albright, Jackie Leid, 
Mike West '06, Heather Weaver, Alan Dissinger Jr., andMarci Lymaster. Chris' cousin, Brynn, 
served as Jlower girl (see p. 24). 



30 



The valley 




(L to r.) Randy Kostelac '99, Eric White '99, and Ryan Redner '99 



Once a teammate, always a teammate. 

At least that's the way it's been for Ryan Redner, Eric White, 
and Randy Kostelac ever since they met as incoming freshman 
football players at Lebanon Valley College in August of 1995. 

Since their first meeting all those years ago, the lives of 
the three have remained intertwined as integral parts of the 
team at Redner's Markets, Inc., a highly successful chain 
of 39 grocery and 13 convenience stores located throughout 
eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New York. 
Redner's is based in Blandon, Pa., just north of Reading. 

Redner, whose father, Richard, is the president and CEO 
of Redner's, is a part of the company's management team 
as chief operating officer and director of direct store delivery. 
White manages the public relations arm as consumer 
communications specialist and Kostelac is the human 
resources manager for the company. 

After graduating in 1999, Redner, White, and Kostelac each 
joined the company on the same day in the summer of 1999 
and are as close now as they were when they were battling 
side-by-side on the gridiron. 

"We all just clicked," says White, who roomed with Redner 
and lived in the same residence hall as Kostelac at LVC. "I 
wouldn't know how else to say it. We all realized that we had 
a mutual friendship and that it would last." 

Despite the close friendship they developed at LVC, the 
trio couldn't have imagined that they would end up working 
together. 



"Even in the beginning of our senior year I never imagined 
them as professional colleagues," notes Redner. "It was just 
one of those things. We were looking for jobs, opportunities 
opened up, and here we are." 

"Randy and I were fortunate to find a great company with a 
great family to work for" adds White. "I don't know how many 
people can say that they are still with the same company 10 
years after graduating from college. It's been a good ride." 
Their background as football teammates has helped them 
endure the ups and downs that come with being in the 
business world. 

"Everything's great when you're winning" says Kostelac. 
"Right now, sales are really good, so everyone is in better 
spirits. At Redner's, when something isn't going well, the 
philosophy is to ask, 'What can we do to get it turned 
around?'" Adds Redner, "It is how you stick together when 
things aren't so great that determines your friendship and 
your success in business." 

And the fact that the three, along with the families they've 
started, have remained so close over time is somewhat 
amazing even to them. In fact, the more they discussed their 
longtime friendship and how it's translated into success in the 
business world, the more special it becomes. 

"The fact that we're all sitting here is pretty special," says 
Redner. "It's a pretty amazing story when you think about it." 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer in Lebanon. 



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31 



Class News & Notes 



Natalie Hope McDonald '97, a freelance 
writer, writes for University of Pennsylvania's 
Wharton School, where she contributes to 
an online publication for business leaders 
around the world. She also writes a new 
entertainment blog about Philadelphia 
nighdife for the Examiner.com. She recendy 
wrote an essay in the Harvard Review. 

Susan DuBosq Vassallo '97 is a respiratory 
therapist at the Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center. 

Laura Lynne Davidson '98 is an assistant 
veterinary surgeon at Oakhouse Veterinary 
Centre in Sneinton, Nottingham, England. 

Wendy Warner Froio '98 works part time as 
an occupational therapist, while enjoying 
working full time as a mother. 

Dr. Joel Lefferts '98 is a postdoctoral 
research associate in molecular pathology at 
Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, 
N.H. 

Justin McCall, Esq., '98 is an attorney with 
McGrath & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh. 

Alexander Meyer '98 is an application 
support engineer with Esko Artworks in 
Ludlow, Mass. He travels in the United 



States and Canada, training customers in 
the use of computer-aided drafting and 
graphics technologies used in the folding 
carton and corrugated industries. 

Aaron Strenkoski '98 is a vice president 
at the Bryn Mawr Trust Company. He 
also teaches online finance courses at the 
University of Phoenix. 

Robin Reigle Fetter '99 teaches remedial 
reading in grades three to five at Williams 
Valley Elementary School in Tower City. 

Amie M. Jumper '99 is an access center 
counselor at Philhaven Hospital in Mt. 
Gretna. 

Dr. Carrie Champ Morera '99 received her 
doctorate in psychology in July 2008 from 
the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine. 

Lisa M. Speck '99 received her masters de- 
gree in counseling psychology in June 2008 
from Prescott College in Arizona. She is a 
mental health professional at Keystone 
Children and Family Services in Harrisburg. 





Sisters of Delta Lambda Sigma (Delphians) — 2008 Alumni Weekend 
Seated in Front: Delia Sitaris Terris '88; Second Row: Dr. Sandy Charles AumiUer '90, Kim 
Luthy '88, Sue Dunkle Digiacomo '88, Stephanie Butter Gundermann '87, Dee Benney 
Stalnecker '90, Wendy FordRoyer '88; Third Row: Barb Lowie Hicks '89, Ursula Hoey 
Howson '87, Tina Weber Phillips '88, Melissa Miller Sutovich '88, Christine Rissinger Malloy '90, 
Karen Jones VanHouten '88, Sharon Faust Braithwaite '90; Back Row: Desanie Vlaisavljevic 
Miller '88, Martha Stockbridge Hoyt '89 



Steven R. Horst, Esq., 

'01 is an associate 
counsel for Fulton 
Financial Corp., in 
Lancaster. 



The Rev. Christopher Rankin '01, pastor 
of St. Johns United Church of Christ in 
Fredericksburg, is a student in the doctor of 
ministry program at Lancaster Theological 
Seminary. 

Lynne Tenley Shapiro '01 is the benefits 
administrator in the human resources office 
at Country Meadows in Hershey. 

Michelle Walmsley Vigneux '01 is the 

director of annual giving at Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. 



Ellen M. Ditmer 02 

is a vocal music and 
piano teacher at the 
Lehigh Valley Charter 

High School for the Performing Arts in 

Bethlehem. 

Douglas Knepp '02 received his masters 
degree in sports management in May 2008 
from Millersville University. 

Amy Leed Marsch M'02 teaches and 
consults in science education at The 
Pennsylvania State University's Berks campus. 

Jennifer Wetzel Neidig '02 is the director 
of communications with the Pennsylvania 
State Nurses Association in Harrisburg. 

Jennifer North Roberts '02 teaches elemen- 
tary music in Hagerstown, Md. Her hus- 
band, Tyler Roberts '02, is the media and 
production coordinator at King Street 
Church, as well as the co-owner of C&C 
Coffee Company in Chambersburg. 




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Jennifer Peirson 
Kuntz '03 received 
her master s degree 
in leadership for 

teaching and learning in May 2008 from 

Millersville University. 

Darryl Lawrence, Esq., '01, M'03 is a 

prosecutor for the Pennsylvania Office 
of Consumer Advocate, a division of the 
Pennsylvania Attorney General s office. 



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THE VALLEY 



LVC's New Board Chair 



BY MARY WARNER 




Dr. Lynn Garrett Phillips '68, the new chair of the Lebanon 
Valley College Board of Trustees as of May 2, 2009, traces her 
deep affection for the College to her student days. 

She was a homesick freshman in the fall of 1964, but she 
went on to earn a degree in elementary education from LVC. 
"It was such a supportive environment," she says. "It was 
engaging. It was fun. It was inspiring." 

And it launched a career that took her from classroom 
teacher to district superintendent to the leadership of the 
executive education division of the Wharton School at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

Phillips, who by then had obtained a doctorate in education 
from Penn, helped create custom programs for major 
companies foreign and domestic — from Deutsche Bank to 
The Clorox Company — that came to the prestigious business 
school seeking advice. 

" I had to know what the faculty did, be in tune with 
the research, know what the company did, and see what 
the hook was to get the faculty to want to work with the 
company," Phillips says. "Those were very fine negotiations." 

Phillips spent 30 years in public education, mostly as an 
administrator, then six years at Wharton, retiring as interim 



vice dean in 2005. "My career was just fabulous," she says. "I 
worked with people with the highest ethics and intelligence." 

Phillips was well into that career, serving as superintendent 
of the Muhlenberg School District near Reading, when she 
had what she calls an epiphany about the value of her LVC 
degree. 

While hiring 70 new teachers, she realized she was 
looking for people who had the kind of high-quality liberal arts 
background that LVC provides. 

"I think you come away with more confidence about what 
you know and the ability to process information better," 
Phillips says. "I was so thankful I had that broad background 
for my thinking." 

She also came away from LVC with a mentor— Dr. June 
Herr (late professor emerita of education), then head of 
elementary education at the College. Nourished by letters and 
occasional lunches over the years, that friendship was to last 
until Herr's death in April 2004. 

Long after she retired, Herr kept a "database of students 
on index cards in a shoe box," Phillips says. "She followed 
me in my career all the way to Wharton. It was a great 
relationship — and it wasn't just me but many, many of her 
students." 

Phillips has taught in LVC's MBA Program, served as a 
consultant in the search for a new chair of the Business and 
Economics Department, and spearheaded the creation of the 
department's Business Advisory Council. She became an LVC 
board member in 2006. 

She and her husband, Dr. Ed Phillips, live in Mount Gretna 
and are active in the community there. She says her ideal 
weekend includes golf, music, or theater on the Mount 
Gretna stage and long hours in her extensive flower garden. 

She grows winterberries for the birds, summer sweet for 
the butterflies, larkspur, and delphinium, and blacked-eyed 
Susans for cutting. Among the bulbs she nurtures are tulips 
and daffodils that once grew in June Herr's garden. 

Editor's Note: Dr. Lynn Phillips replaces William LehrJr., Esq., who 
served as board chair from 2003 to 2009. Lehris currently president 
and chief executive officer of Capital BlueCross. 

Mary Warner is a freelance writer in Harrisburg. 



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33 



Class News & Notes 




Tara Brownlee Nolte '03 teaches high 
school science and is the gifted advisor in 
the Ephrata Area School District. 

Dawn Raber '03 is the assistant front office 
manager at The Hotel Hershey. 

Brian Thomas Rafter '03 is a project manager 
at eResearch Technology in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Julia Wolfe '03 received her degree in 
veterinary medicine in May 2007 from 
Virginia Tech. She is a resident at the 
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 



Michelle A. Biever '04 

is the textbook man- 
ager at LVC. 



Katie deProphetis '04 is a school psycho- 
logist for the Prince Georges County 
Public Schools in Upper Marlboro, Md. 
She received her specialist in education 
degree in school psychology in 2007 from 
the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Judith Leidy Hudacs '04 received her 
master s degree in elementary education 
in May 2008 from the University of 
Scranton. She teaches first and second 
grade at the Howard Gardner School for 
Discovery in Scranton. 

2nd Lt. Justin T. Kratzer '04 received his 
commission as an officer in the U.S. Marine 
Corps after completing a 10-week training 
program in Officer Candidate School in 
Quantico, Va. 

Lisa Marie Landis '04 is a government rela- 
tions specialist with Pennsylvania School 
Boards Association in Mechanicsburg. 

Benjamin Mellish '04 is a systems engineer 
ASC with Lockheed Martin in Boulder, 
Colo. 

Karen Elizabeth Penberth '04 is a language 
arts teacher at Annville-Cleona High School. 

Pete M. Progin '04 received his masters 
degree in leadership and business ethics in 
August 2008 from Duquesne University. 




Larry W. Barbour '05 

received his master s 
degree in chemistry 
in August 2005 from 
The Pennsylvania State 
University. 



Dr. Alissa A. Byerley '05 received her 
doctoral degree in physical therapy in May 
2008 from the University of St. Augustine 
for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Fla. She 
is employed at the Blue Mountain Health 
System, Gnaden Huetten Campus, in 
Lehighton. 

Justin R. Engle '05 received his masters 
degree in chemistry in May 2008 from 
the Colorado School of Mines. He is a 
research scientist with Roche Diagnostics 
in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Caitlin S. Flinn '05 earned her educational 
specialist degree and school psychology 
certification from Indiana University of 
Pennsylvania. She is employed as a school 
psychologist for Exeter Township School 
District in Reading. 

Crystal L Gibson '05 is the women's basket- 
ball coach at Arcadia University in Glenside. 



nature 
chemical biolouv 




Pi*iin| dntTui-HWt with drugs 

Yun Kyung (Sophia) Kwon '05, a Ph.D. 
candidate in the chemistry department 
at Princeton University, wrote the cover 
article for the October 2008 issue of the 
journal Nature Chemical Biology. She was 
first author of a paper, titled "A Domino 
Effect in Antifolate Drug Action in Esche- 
richia coli." Sophias paper describes a mass 
spectral study of the effect of the antibio- 
tic, Trimethoprim, on intracellular folate 
metabolism. 

Janelle Lynnea Luckenbaugh '05 received 
her master s degree in accounting in 




December 2008 from the University of 
Maryland. She is a certified public accoun- 
tant with Sarfino and Rhoades, LLP, in 
Bethesda, Md. 

John Rizzo '05 received his masters degree 
in education in May 2008 from Alvernia 
University. He is a social studies teacher 
with the Berks County Intermediate Unit 
in Reading, as well as the head boys' basket- 
ball coach at Antietam High School, also 
in Reading. 

Carolina M. Russo '05 received a bachelors 
degree in business administration and man- 
agement in 2008 from Central Pennsylvania 
College. She is a front desk agent at The 
Hotel Hershey. 



Holly Behney '06 is a 

staff accountant at JSP 
in Wayne. 



Kate Allyson Fahey '06 is an elementary 
general music teacher in the Washoe 
County School District, Reno, Nev. 

Michael John Gamon '06 received his 
master s degree in viola performance and 
pedagogy in 2008 from The Peabody 
Institute of Music. He is the executive 
director of the Warren Fine Arts Academy 
of Music and teaches viola in the Baltimore 
City Schools in Maryland. 

Rebecca Louise Lowthert '06 is a 

marketing associate with AAA Southern 
Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. 

Nolan R. Ritchie '06 is an administrative 
officer with the Pennsylvania Department 
of Transportation, Harrisburg. 

Vicki VanHise '06 is a graduate assistant 
at Millersville University, pursuing her 
masters degree. 



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Lisa Marie Albright '06, 

'07 is a service associate 
for Delaware Invest- 
ments in Philadelphia. 



Dr. Josh T. Anderson '05, '07 is a physical 
therapist at Lancaster General Hospital in 
Columbia. 



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The valley 



Raised to be a Leader 


BY MARY WARNER 



As a little girl, Kathy Bishop loved 
playing office. With a raised hearth 
for a desk and her little brother for a 
secretary, she modeled her father, 
Vernon Bishop, the chemical engineer 
and businessman who founded Lebanon 
Seaboard Corp. 

Her route to his office was 
indirect — a physics degree in 1969 from 
Wellesley College, an MBA in 1971 
from the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology, then 16 years in consulting 
and management in California and 

Australia — but Bishop eventually wound up in the role of her 
childhood fantasy. 

She is president, CEO, and chairman of Lebanon Seaboard — 
supplier of fertilizer, grass seed, bird food, and turf products — 
with six factories in three states and headquarters in Lebanon. 
It's a company she has reshaped in the past 15 years to meet 
new challenges in its markets. 

"A good strategic plan for a 
business or a college describes 
what you're going to focus on, 
some idea of what you're not 
going to focus on, and a list of 
projects — big, meaty things — 
that will get you where you're 
trying to go." 

Along with his analytical bent and his leadership of Lebanon 
Seaboard, Bishop inherited her father's commitment to 
Lebanon Valley College, where the Vernon and Doris Bishop 
Library is named for her parents. She joined the LVC Board 
of Trustees in 1988 and has headed its strategic planning 
committee for more than a decade. 

A good strategic plan for a business or a college "describes 
what you're going to focus on, some idea of what you're not 
going to focus on, and a list of projects — big, meaty things — 
that will get you where you're trying to go," Bishop says. 




"That's an important conversation for an 
institution to have." 

The strategic planning mindset she 
brought to Lebanon Seaboard in 1987 
helped steer it safely through the tough 
1990s when the independent stores that 
formed a crucial customer base were 
crushed by new "big box" retailers, she 
says. 

Her own fierce determination helped, 
too. "I always felt like I had something to 
prove," she says. "My father wasn't real 
keen about having a woman here ... My 
mother felt strongly otherwise, thank goodness." 

Vernon Bishop was 93 when he died in 2004. His 
daughter's career has spanned years when fields that were 
once all but closed to women opened wide. 

If she'd been born male — or 20 years later — she probably 
would have studied engineering like her father, she says. That 
impulse toward analysis and problem solving is just one of 
the many ways she's like him, she adds. 

In her leisure, Bishop likes reading mysteries and playing 
bridge — particularly duplicate bridge, which removes the role 
of luck and turns entirely on skill. She also enjoys gardening 
and hiking, and she travels widely. 

Bishop and her husband, Bruce Kreider, rode elephants in 
India three years ago on a tour that gave them close-up views 
of tigers in the wild. 

It was the fourth time Bishop had been to India. She's 
intrigued by the rich mix of the strange and familiar there— 
the ancient Hindu heritage and the modern English-speaking 
democracy. "The understanding is always just a little out of 
reach," she says. 

In addition to her service at LVC, Bishop is a member of the 
Pennsylvania Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy. 
She has also served on the board of the Ben Franklin 
Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, 
and in 1997 was named one of the Best 50 Women in 
Business by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and 
Economic Development. 

Mary Warner is a freelance writer from Harris burg. 



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Class News & Notes 



Aaron Arndt '07 is a senior accountant for 
the Public Broadcasting Service televisions 
corporate office in Alexandria, Va. 

Audrey Lynn Benner '07 is an associate 
technical recruiter for The Computer 
Merchant, LTD, in Norwell, Mass. 

Craig D. Brown '07 is an account executive 
with Aloysius Butler & Clark, a commu- 
nications agency, in Wilmington, Del. 

Sarah A. Carter '07 received her masters 
degree in literary and cultural studies in 
May 2008 from Carnegie Mellon University. 
She is the affiliate operations coordinator 
for Dress for Success Worldwide. 



Crystal Amy Cascarino '07 is a senior 
instructor at The Lovaas Institute in 
Cherry Hill, NJ. 

Dr. Erin Elizabeth Keiper '05, '07 is the 

coordinator of physical therapy at St. Lukes 
Hospital in Andreas. 

Evan Thomas Langan '07 is a first-year 
apprentice with the Steamfitters Local Union 
475 in Warren, N.J. 

Bettylou Mihal '07 is a correctional officer at 
the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. 

Brian M. Montgomery '07 is a web content 
writer for The WEBStaurant Store, a division 



of Clark Food Service Equipment in Lan- 
caster. He writes and edits product descrip- 
tions and buying guides, and enhances the 
e-commerce site's text and content. 

Jameson A. Moore '07 teaches sixth-to 
12th-grade communication skills in the 
Center for Learning at the Pennington 
School in New Jersey. He also coaches 
basketball and coordinates weekend activities 
for the boarding population on campus. 
He recendy had his wood engravings and 
photographs featured in an art exhibition 
on the Pennington campus. 

Jasmine T. Morgan '07 was the headline 
act last summer for the Greenfield 



A Man of the Sea 


_ 


BY FREDERICK CUSICK P08 




For former LVC Professor of Spanish Capt Charles Cooper, 

the term "total immersion" means more than a cultural 
experience in a foreign country. 

At various times in his colorful life, Cooper 
has had to swim away from a sinking aircraft, 
been depth-charged by the Japanese Navy, 
crossed the Atlantic in a sailing ship, trained 
to salvage submarines on the ocean floor, 
and hunted for clues on sunken treasure. 
Cooper taught Spanish at the College 
from 1965 to 1979 after he retired as a 
Captain in the U.S. Navy. 

"I had a lot of good students. I'm still in 
touch with some of them," Cooper says. 
Now 89 and retired, he and his wife, 
Sheila Roche-Cooper 77, live in Dover, Del., where she is a first- 
grade teacher. They have a seven-year-old son, Connor. Cooper 
also has four adult children from an earlier marriage. 

A sharp, articulate man who still speaks in the soft accents 
of his native Texas, Cooper says he wound up in the Navy 
because a West Point Army appointment wasn't available, 
but a local congressman had a vacancy at Annapolis. A few 
months after graduating with the Class of 1943, Cooper found 
himself near Guadalcanal, swimming away from the carrier 
U.S.S. Hornet after it was fatally damaged by Japanese carrier 
planes in the Battle of Santa Cruz. A destroyer picked him up 
and he was reassigned to the new battleship Washington as 
communicator for Admiral Willis A. Lee. A few weeks later, he 



stood beside Admiral Lee as the Washington poured 16-inch 
shells into the Japanese battleship Kirishima during a vicious 
night battle off Guadalcanal. The Kirishima sank the next day. 

"We were very lucky on the Washington. All those shells 
flying around; they didn't get us," Cooper says. 

Later in the war he transferred to submarines and made 
four patrols on the Spikefish. That submarine ran into its share 
of Japanese escorts, which attempted to sink the ship. "That 
was pretty impressive," Cooper says. "We just went as deep 
as we could." 

After the war, Cooper became a deep-sea diver to help 
rescue distressed subs, commanded the submarine Tusk in 
the Atlantic, held various staff jobs, and ended up teaching 
Spanish at the U.S. Naval Academy before coming to Lebanon 
Valley College. 

At the end of his teaching career, Cooper was hired by 
sunken-treasure hunter Burt Webber to research more 
treasure opportunities. Cooper immersed himself in the 
Archives of the Indies, Spain's colonial records in Seville, but 
found no treasure maps. "I didn't make any money, but I really 
had a lot of fun looking at the archives," Cooper notes. 

Since leaving LVC, Cooper has spent a lot of time sailing 
with his wife up and down the Atlantic Coast. That's over now. 

The old sailor gave his last sailboat to one of his grown 
sons a few years ago. 

Frederick Cusick PV8 spent 26 years ^The Philadelphia 
Inquirer before retiring several years ago. 



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Entertainment Series at the Greenfield 
Corporate Center in Lancaster. She also 
recently signed an artist-development 
agreement, working under producer 
Chuck Howard and collaborating with 
musicians in Nashville, while co-writing 
and recording original songs. 

Rebecca Ann Peterson '07 is a research 
support person at The Pennsylvania State 
University's College of Medicine at The 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. 

Shaylene R. Scheib '07 joined the staff 
at LVC in August 2008 as the assistant 
director of annual giving. 

Benjamin A. Smith '07 is the store manager 
at World Cup Ski and Cycle in Mechanics- 
burg. 

Andrew SpottS '07 is the band director at 
Bishop McDevitt High School in Harris- 
burg. 

Erik P. Vargo '07 is in the Core Operations 
Research Graduate Program at The College 
of William and Mary in Virginia where he 
also serves as a teaching assistant. During 
the summer of 2008 he participated in the 
National Aeronautics and Space Admin- 
istration Langley Aerospace Research 
Summer Scholars Program in Newport 
News, Va. 

Matthew R. Wells '07 is a computer con- 
figurator for SHI International Corp., in 
Somerset, N.J. 

Stephanie V. Whitmore '07 is a mental 
health consultant for Keystone Human 
Services, Harrisburg. 

Erica Nicole Young '07 is the adminis- 
trative manager to the CEO and develop- 
ment and marketing directors with the 
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. 

David P. Zimmerman '07 is an underwriter 
with Eastern Alliance Insurance Group in 
Lancaster. 



Adam M. Brossman '08 is an intern with 
Gerhart Financial Services in Lebanon. 
He is also pursuing his licenses in general 
securities, and life and health insurance. 

Brianna Nicole Brumbach '08 is a 

learning support teacher at South Side 
Elementary School in the Central Dauphin 
School District, Harrisburg. 

Joseph Caruso '08 is a staff accountant for 
Perennial Health Care in Hunt Valley, Md. 

Jacqueline M. Hane '08 joined the staff at 
LVC in November 2008 as an admission 
counselor. 

Charlie Hopta '08 is a music instructor and 
band director at Notre Dame High School 
in Easton. 

Carrie Martin Kauffman '08 is a doctoral 
student in physical chemistry at the Uni- 
versity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 
She is a member of the McCall Group at the 
university. The groups research is centered at 
the interface between physical chemistry and 
astronomy, a field often called astrochemistry. 
She has been working on an experiment to 
test a supersonic source that will model the 
very cold conditions in space. 

Robin Wendy Opperlee '08 is the manager 
of finance and administration at the 
Women's Resources of Monroe County, 
Inc., in Delaware Water Gap. 

Matthew C. Prebula '08 teaches sixth- 
grade math and science in the North- 
eastern School District in York County. 

Laura Ann Stauffer '08 teaches second- 
grade English and language arts at the 
10th and Penn Elementary School in the 
Reading School District. 

Jennifer L Wert '08 joined the staff of 
LVC in September 2008 as an admission 
counselor. 



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Other News 



Bradley W. Bishop '08 

is a staff accountant at 
Beard Miller Company, 
LLP, in Lancaster. 



Ronald J. Drnevich has been elected 
senior executive vice president and vice 
chair of the Capital BlueCross board. He is 
on the Board of Trustees at LVC. 



William Lehr Jr. has been elected president 
and chief executive officer of Capital 
BlueCross. He is the chair emeritus of 
LVC s Board of Trustees. 

James M. Mead has been appointed to 
serve as special advisor to the president 
and chief executive officer of Capital 
BlueCross. He is a member of LVC s Board 
ofTrustees. 

Mary Strock Rook '46 said that after hear- 
ing a senior chorus perform for the Penn- 
sylvania Music Educators Convention in 
1983, she knew she had to organize a 
similar group. The Happy Tones Senior 
Women's Chorus, ages 55 and up (one is 
91), recendy celebrated 25 years of singing 
for all age groups from elementary school 
children to seniors. After 348 programs, 
the group is still going strong and has been 
one of the greatest joys of her life. She writes, 
"Oh, the power of music! Thank you, LVC.' , 

Marylouise Lamke Burke '62 had a tiny but 
significant appearance in the movie Doubt. 
She played in two death scenes on national 
television this past fall, one on the series 
Fringe, and one on 30 Rock with Tina Fey. 

In 2008, Paul Fisher 71 guided the 
Robinson Rams boys' tennis team to the 
Virginia State Team Championship, as 
well as the singles and doubles tides for the 
third consecutive year. 

John Cullather 76 served on the Presi- 
dential Transition Team for President- 
elect Barack Obama and led a team that 
reviewed federal maritime transportation 
agencies and policies to help prepare for 
the smooth transition of government. 

In May 2008, Stephen Scanniello 78 

received the Horticultural Commendation 
Award by the Garden Club of America for 
his "tremendous contributions" in the pre- 
servation of heritage rose varieties. In July, 
he was a featured speaker at a conference 
organized by Longwood Gardens and 
the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore 
College. This year he will be the recipient 
of the 2009 Great Rosarian of the World 
award, given previously to only one other 
American. He is a freelance gardener and 
designer in the New York/New Jersey area, 
but travels the world to lecture and judge 
rose competitions, (see related story, p. 29.) 



SUMMER 2009 



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Master Craftsman 



CHRISTINE BRANDT LITTLE 



In some respects John Boag '80 is an anachronism, but that 
seems to suit him just fine. As the master craftsman of the 
wheelwright shop at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Boag 
knows he has a plum job. "If you're interested in pre-industrial 
technology," he says, "this is really the place to be. 

"I've always liked and taken pride in the fact that I practice 
an obsolete trade solely for the sake of preserving the skills 
and knowledge of the trade," he adds. "If it weren't for places 
like Colonial Williamsburg, many trades practiced in the pre- 
industrial manner would be lost." 

In colonial America, people who needed to transport some- 
thing from place to place did so using horse-drawn carts that 
traveled on wooden wheels hand built in the local wheelwright 
shop. Using hand tools and incredibly precise workmanship, 
the wheelwright would cut, shape, and join wood to make 
wheels that could withstand travel on the rough, unpaved roads 
of the time. These were skilled craftsmen who learned their 
trade by apprenticing themselves to a master wheelwright, 
advancing only after years of training to become journeymen or 
masters of their own shops. 

"I've always liked and taken 
pride in the fact that I practice 
an obsolete trade solely for the 
sake of preserving the skills 
and knowledge of the trade." 

Today, of course, hardly anyone transports anything by 
horse-drawn cart and the market for hand-built wooden 
wheels has all but dried up — except in Colonial Williamsburg. 
Still, those who are interested in such things hold Boag's 
work in high regard — last December he became only the 
fourth American to be granted membership into the centuries- 
old London wheelwrights' guild, the Worshipful Company of 
Wheelwrights. Incorporated in 1670, the guild today seeks to 
preserve the craft of wheel making and to provide mobility 
support to the disabled. The guild believes that Boag is master 
of the only shop in the world still building wooden wheels 
entirely by hand. 




Last December, John Boag '80 became only the fourth American to 
be granted membership into the centuries-old Worshipful Company 
of Wheelwrights. (I. to r.): David M. Wernick, Upper Warden; 
Kenneth M. Davidson, Master; Boag; and Brian D. Francois, 
Clerk; at the induction ceremony held at Saddlers Hall in London. 

After graduating from LVC, Boag worked as an interpreter 
at two water-powered grist mills before finding his way to 
Colonial Williamsburg. He served a six-year apprenticeship in 
the wheelwright shop before attaining journeyman status in 
1991 and ultimately becoming master of the shop in 2000. 

Becoming a master craftsman in Colonial Williamsburg is 
a bit more complicated today than it was in the 1700s, when 
the master was essentially a journeyman who owned his own 
shop. "Today, you have to present your credentials to the 
director of the department and a committee of your peers," 
explains Boag. "You also have to show what you've done with 
regard to furthering the research into your trade. It's almost 
like defending your dissertation; you're presenting your body 
of work." 

According to Boag, that's where his LVC education came in. 
"Learning how to do research and write proposals all comes 
right out of learning how to write history and how to be a 
good writer," he says. "You don't need a college education to 
become an apprentice, but you definitely need one to move 
forward in the organization. I think the grounding that my 
education gave me in everything from art history to science 
has certainly helped me in my career." 

Christine Brandt Little is a freelance writer in Gettysburg. 



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The LVC website is undergoing a complete redesign. 
Visit the new site in August 2009. 

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Check out LVCs summer experience blogs today: 



Spiros Anastasiadis Mo is triple majoring in 
economics, business administration, and 
accounting. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, 
Canada, he is a four-year captain of the LVC 
ice hockey team and is interning at the 
Northern Trust Company in Toronto. 



Brittany Ryan Mo is a business administra- 
tion major with a minor in psychology. She 
is the placekicker for the Flying Dutchmen 
football team, and this summer she is a 
finance intern at the Boston Beer Company, 
Pennsylvania Branch. 



Heather Howard Mo is a chemistry major at 
LVC. Her interest in space has led her to an 
internship with the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration. She is working on a 
research project at NASA's Jet Propulsion 
Lab in Pasadena, Calif. 



Jon Blass '09 is a recent graduate of 
Lebanon Valley College where he studied 
Music Recording Technology. He is now 
pursuing a career as an audio engineer 
in the "Music City," Nashville, Tenn. 



Memoriam 



'30s 

Gloria LaVanture Erb '33 died Oct. 12, 2008, in Harrisburg at the 
age of 96. She was a retired English teacher from Swatara Township 
High School and the Central Dauphin School District. Erb and 
her husband owned the former Erb Flower Shop in Paxtang. She 
was a member of the Paxton Presbyterian Church, Beta Theta 
Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Dauphin County Retired 
Teachers Association, and the Paxtang Civic Club. 

Lt. Col. James T. Frantz Jr. '33, USAF, died Sept. 20, 2008, in 
Lebanon at the age of 97. In 1931, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania 
National Guard, Battery H, 213th Coast Artillery. He was 
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Reserve and 
served four years with the Civilian Conservation Corps as camp 
commander in Maryland and Arizona. He joined the Army Air 
Corps in 1941, was commissioned in the regular U.S. Army in 
1947, and transferred to Department of the Air Force in 1948. He 
retired in 1964 with 32 years of service. He worked for the State 
Health Department in Montgomery, Ala., for one year, and as a 
teacher in the Northern Lebanon School District for four years. 
Frantz was a member of the Fredericksburg Lions Club and Mt. 
Lebanon Lodge No. 226 F.&A.M. He was a member of the Air 
Force Association, American Association of Retired Persons, and 
700 Club. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where he 
served as vice president of the church council, as well as chair of 
the finance committee. Frantz taught adult Bible classes at Salem 
and Holy Trinity Lutheran churches. He served as a director, vice 
president, and president of the Carlton Square Homeowners 
Association in Lebanon. 

Helen Summy Schell '36 died Sept. 6, 2008, in Bradenton, Fla., 
at the age of 95. She was a retired music teacher in the Cornwall- 
Lebanon School District. Schell was a member of the Lebanon 
County Education Honor Society and Delta Kappa Gamma. 
She was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church in 
Lebanon, where she was the music director for many years. She 
was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, the Rev. Marvin K. 
Schell '32. 

Gertrude Ellenberger Dupler '39 died July 13, 2008, at the age of 
90. She was in the U.S. Navy Nursing Corps during World War 
II, serving in hospitals in Philadelphia, San Diego, and the Pacific 
Theatre. Dupler also was a private duty nurse and worked at the 
Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research in Rahway, N.J. She was 
a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and the United 
Methodist Women, East Hanover Autumn Leaves, Shellsville VFW 
Post 9639, and the Historical Society of East Hanover Township. 
She is survived by a daughter, Nan Dupler Papp '72. 

'40s 

Ellen Reath Wert '40 died Nov. 19, 2008, in Linwood at the age 
of 89. She served in the Womens Army Corps in the U.S. Army 
and was stationed at the Army Institute of Pathology, Washington, 
D.C. Wert worked as a medical technologist at Providence 
Hospital in Mobile, Ala., and then for the Mobile Infirmary. She 
was very active in the local chapter of the American Society of 
Medical Technologists in the late 1950s and 1960s. Wert was an 
avid tennis player and bowler. 



Ret. Lt. Col. Haven W. Kessel '41 died Aug. 28, 2008, in Staunton, 
Va., at the age of 94. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve Corps 
and in 1942 he activated the 29th Signal Construction Battalion, 
with which he went to the European Theatre of Operations. Kessel 
received the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service, World War 
II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, 
and the American Defense Medal. He concluded his World War II 
service as a Lieutenant Colonel and remained in the Reserves until 
his retirement in 1973. Kessel was a member of Mount Pisgah 
United Methodist Church, where he chaired various committees 
and taught the Golden Age Sunday school class for 30 years. He 
was a salesperson for numerous years, representing the National 
Life Insurance Co. of Vermont, the United States Chamber of 
Commerce, and the National Federation of Independent Business. 
The career he most enjoyed was as a teacher and a public school 
administrator with the Augusta County Public School System, 
and was the last and longest-serving principal of Spottswood 
Elementary School, from 1963 to 1970, until the school was 
closed. He opened the Augusta County Learning Center, from 
which he retired in 1976. He is survived by a sister, Burnell K. 
Moore '48. 

Betty MinnJch Christ '44 died Dec. 22, 2008, in Harrisburg at 
the age of 86. She taught elementary and high school French, 
English, and history. A teacher at Wiconisco High School and 
Central Dauphin elementary and high schools, she was a charter 
member of the Wiconisco Alumni Association. She was active in 
the Methodist church where she taught Sunday school and sang in 
the choir. Christ was a member of Harmony Club, Story League, 
Womens Circle, and was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels. 

Jomarie Shannon Dresel '44 died April 13, 2008, in Connecticut 
at the age of 86. She was a U.S. Navy wife for 25 years. After her 
husband, Cmdr. Robert F. Dresel '42, retired, they lived on their 
Christmas tree farm in Virginia for 33 years. Dresel was an avid 
reader and enjoyed gardening and playing the piano. Besides her 
husband, she is survived by a brother, Paul E.V Shannon Jr. '59. 

Sarah Rosalie Blauch Early '45 died Sept. 16, 2008, in Cornwall 
at the age of 84. A resident of Cornwall Manor for the past six 
years, she volunteered to entertain groups with music there. Early 
had been the pianist, organist, and choir director at Redeemer 
Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, where her husband was the pastor 
for 25 years. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Henry R. 
Early '53. 

Dr. Philip C. Deardorff '48 died Aug. 1, 2008, in La Jolla, Calif., 
at the age of 84. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of 
the Army Air Corps assigned to the 8th Air Force in England, 
where he flew P-5 1 Mustang fighter planes. He began his dental 
career at Harrisburg Hospital then moved to Baltimore, where he 
established his oral surgery practice in 1955. At the time, Deardorff 
had no contacts in the area and developed his practice by literally 
knocking on the doors of practicing dentists in the community 
and offering them a more convenient option for their patients. 
Deardorff was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed waterfowl 
hunting, fishing, boating, and swimming. He was a member of the 
Wiltondale Hunting Club and the Baltimore Country Club. 



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H. Ellis Kreider '48 died Jan. 6 in Annville at the age of 84. He 
retired after 25 years as a realtor, owning and operating Kreider 
Real Estate. He also was employed by Century 21 and Coldwell 
Banker Real Estate, both in Hershey. Kreider was a lifetime 
member of the Palmyra Brethren in Christ Church. After World 
War II, he sailed with a relief ship, transporting cattle to Poland. 
Kreider was an avid hiker and enjoyed walking. He was the 
president of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club. Kreider was 
a long-time board member of the United Christian Cemetery in 
Campbelltown. He was a Penn State football fan, and he and his 
wife enjoyed farming on their sons organic vegetable farm. 

Dr. George Reynolds "Rinso" Marquette '48 died Nov. 15, 2008, 
in Lebanon at the age of 84. He spent three years as a teacher and 
coach at Myerstown High School before a 38-year career as coach, 
professor, and administrator at Lebanon Valley College. While at LVC, 
Marquette served as the dean of men, dean of students, and retired 
as vice president emeritus for student affairs. He was a veteran of 
World War II, serving 34 months with the U.S. Army Air Corps 
in the European Theatre, and flew 35 missions as a radio operator/ 
gunner. Marquette was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, 
Annville, where he served on the worship, music, extended ministry, 
and finance committees. He also served several terms as church 
council president, served as an adult church school teacher and lay 
assisting minister, and was in the mens choir. In the community 
Marquette served as secretary of the Ahnville-Cleona Recreation 
Association from its inception, and two terms as the chair of the 
Lebanon County Children and Youth Advisory Committee, and 
bugler for the Lebanon VFW Post 23 Honor Guard. After serving two 
terms on the board of directors of LUTHERCARE, he continued ser- 
ving on its financial advisory committee until his death. He is survived 
by his wife, Rufina Balmer Marquette '5 1 . For more on Dr. Marquette's 
life, please see the February 2009 President s Report. 

Earl J. Spangler '48 died Oct. 27, 2008, at the age of 85. He 
served during World War II in the U.S. Navy's amphibious force 
in the South Pacific, where he earned three battle stars and shared 
a commendation award with three shipmates for rescuing 21 
sailors and Marines swept overboard. After World War II he joined 
Hershey Chocolate Company at an entry-level position and retired 
in 1984 as president of the company and board director of Hershey 
Foods Corporation. During his tenure with Hershey, Spangler 
was named Dean of the Confectionery Industry by the National 
Candy Wholesalers Association, received the Giant of the Industry 
Award from the California Association of Candy and Tobacco 
Distributors, and was a member of the distribution committee of 
the national Grocery Manufacturers Association. After retirement, 
he authored five Little Blue Books, memoirs of his childhood roots 
in Campbelltown. Spangler had been president and a Paul Harris 
Fellow of the Hershey Rotary Club, chair of the Dauphin County 
Hospital Authority, a member of the Board of Harrisburg Hospital, 
and member of the Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He 
was a member of the Derry Presbyterian Church, the Brownstone 
Lodge No. 666 F.&A.M., Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple 
Shrine, and the Hershey Italian Lodge. Spangler served as choir 
director of the Campbelltown Evangelical United Brethren Church, 
sang in a number of choirs and barbershop quartets, and was a 
member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of 
Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. 



Edgar 0. Beck '50 died Aug. 28, 2008, in New Holland at the 
age of 81. He was a sixth-generation funeral director, establishing 
the Edgar O. Beck Funeral Home in 1952 in New Holland and 
was its owner and operator for over 50 years. Beck was a veteran 
of World War II and served aboard the battleship U.S.S. Alabama 
in the Pacific. After graduation from LVC, he earned his degree 
in funeral service in 1950 from Eckels College of Mortuary 
Science in Philadelphia. Beck was president of the United Veterans 
Committee of New Holland for 35 years and a leader in the 
annual Memorial Day services held in a number of communities. 
He was a life member of Conestoga Post 662 American Legion, 
district commander of District 10 American Legion, Charles E. 
Ludwig No. 7362 V.F.V, and Post No. 40 Amvets, all of New 
Holland. Beck was active with the New Holland American Legion 
and coached, managed, and sponsored American Legion junior 
baseball for 30 years. He was a member of St. Stephen United 
Church of Christ in New Holland. Beck was a lifelong resident of 
New Holland, and because of his service to the community and 
numerous organizations, was affectionately known as "Mr. New 
Holland." He was a member of the Howell Masonic Lodge #405 
F.&A.M. of Honey Brook, the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, 
Reading Consistory, Rajah Shrine, member and past president of 
the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, and member of the 
New Holland Kiwanis Club. 

Mary Louise Jagnow Hockley '50 died Sept. 7, 2008, in Lebanon 
at the age of 81. In 1959 she began her teaching career in the 
Lebanon School District. During her 30-year teaching career, she 
taught at Franklin, Steven, and Southwest elementary schools. She 
enjoyed bowling. Hockley was an avid fan of the Eagles, Phillies, 
and Penn State. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in 
Lebanon. Among others, she is survived by her husband, Frank W. 
Hockley '50. 

Maj. James Richard Bothwell '51 died Nov. 25, 2008, in Texas at 
the age of 79. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, where 
he flew B-36s, B-47s, and B-52s. Bothwell then worked 20 years in 
civil service with the Air Force. He was a 50-year Mason. 

The Rev. Dr. Paul W. Diener '51 died Aug. 19, 2008, in York at the 
age of 79. A professor at York College, he taught religion, ethics, 
and philosophy for 23 years and served as humanities chair. Diener 
served as pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, York, for five 
years. For 16 years, he was a missionary in the Philippines with the 
Board of Global Ministries and taught at Silliman University in the 
Philippines. Diener was a founder of the York Interfaith Alliance, 
president of York Habitat for Humanity, an adult education 
teacher at First Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Red 
Rose Barbershop Chorus. 

Peggy Rook Bozarth '52 died Dec. 20, 2008, in Harrisburg at the 
age of 76. She was a retired teacher, having taught at Linglestown 
Junior High School and in the Carlisle Area School District. She 
was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg. Among 
others, she is survived by a son, Shawn A. Bozarth '81. 



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Memoriam 



Edward F. Tesnar '52 died Nov. 11, 2008, in Lancaster at the age 
of 80. He was the owner and operator of Little People Daycare 
in Palmyra for 21 years until his retirement in 2001. Prior to 
that he worked as the district manager of Lebanon-Lancaster 
Bell Telephone Co., the Hamilton Watch Co., and the Economy 
League of Pennsylvania. Tesnar was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving 
after World War II with the Hurricane Squadron stationed in 
Florida and Newfoundland, Canada. While attending LVC, he was 
captain of the football team. He was a member of the Hamilton 
Club and the Lancaster Rotary Club, as well as past president 
of the Urban League. Tesnar was the president of the Lancaster 
Aquatic Club, served on the board of the Middle Atlantic 
Swimming Association, and was one of the founding members of 
the Golden Meadows Swim Center in Lancaster. A 32nd-Degree 
Mason, he was a member of the Valley of Bloomsburg Scottish 
Rite Consistory and the George Dallas Lodge 531. Tesnar was a 
member of Highland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his 
wife, Jeanne Edwards Tesnar '51. 

Abram "Abe" Leaman '53 died Jan. 14 in Lebanon at the age 
of 85. He served eight years on active duty as an electronics 
technician first class in the U.S. Navy and was a retired chemistry 
teacher from the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. Leaman was 
a member of the Lancaster and Lebanon Kiwanis clubs where he 
was president and Keyman of the Year. He was a member of St. 
James Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Leaman enjoyed baseball, 
golf, bowling, and cards, and was a ham radio operator. He was a 
charter and life member of the Kanvas Kruisers. 

Janet B. Schaeffer '54 died Aug. 15, 2008, in Randolph, N.J., at 
the age of 76. She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1955. 
Schaeffer played bassoon and tenor saxophone in the Women 
in the Air Force Band. She was a member of the Atlantic City 
Community Band and the Hackettstown Community Band. She 
owned an art shop for a number of years, worked for 15 years as 
security director for the Action Savings Bank of Atlantic City, and 
was an employment specialist for several years for Atlantic Cape 
Community College. Schaeffer was a member of the Eastern Star 
and St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Atlantic City. 

Dorothy Pfautz Wenger '55 died May 5, 2008, in California at 
the age of 90. She was a retired registered nurse at Leisure World 
Retirement Center in Seal Beach, Calif. She received her nursing 
degree in 1944 from the Lancaster General School of Nursing, as 
well as the Florence Nightingale Award. She received her bachelor s 
degree in religion from LVC. 

The Rev. Harvey W. Ebright Jr., '59 died Dec. 16, 2008, in 
Lancaster at the age of 86. He graduated from Lebanon Senior 
High School in 1940 where he was a member of the championship 
Lebanon Boro Rams football team. Ebright was a staff sergeant 
in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 4 13th VMB Squadron and 
served in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. Since 1955, 
he served the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist 
churches in various locations in Lebanon, Lancaster, Dauphin, 
Berks, and Chester counties, and in Ithaca, Ohio. Most recendy, 
Ebright was an active and integral part of the fellowship at First 
United Methodist Church in Lancaster. He enjoyed ice cream, 



soft pretzels, fishing, camping, and collecting state quarters. He is 
survived by his wife, Esther Wagner Ebright '44. 

'60s 

Mary E. Murphy '61 died Dec. 17, 2008, in Lebanon at the age 
of 85. She was a retired teacher for the Lebanon School District 
and the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. Murphy was the first 
elementary school teacher at the former St. Marys School. She was 
a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Lebanon. 

Dr. Joseph R. Hooper '62 died Dec. 12, 2008, in Tallahassee, Fla., 
at the age of 68. He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force and served 
as a flight surgeon with the 445th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 
stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Mich. Hooper was 
a surgical resident at Harrisburg Hospital from 1969 to 1972, and 
from 1972 to 1975 trained in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic in 
Ohio. He was a cardiothoracic surgeon who practiced in York and 
Toledo, Ohio, until his retirement to Florida. 

A. Charlene Chubb '65 died Oct. 25, 2008, in Coburn at the age 
of 65. She was a psychologist and was the director of the Children's 
Unit at Harrisburg State Hospital. She retired in 1974 and spent 
her last 30 years at her beloved mountain retreat, Cozy Acres in 
Coburn. 

Carol Mickey Fleisher '66 died Oct. 26, 2008, at the age of 64. 

She was a retired U.S. government program and budget analyst 
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to that she was an 
English teacher in the Northeastern High School in Manchester; 
worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, WRD, in Harrisburg; and 
was a secretary for Child Development Services in Carlisle. 

70s 

Gordon R. Kinard 72 died May 17, 2008, in Hershey at the age 
of 57. He was a budget administrator for the Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania. 

Ronald L Scheaffer 72 died Nov. 20, 2008, in Harrisburg at the 
age of 71. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. With more 
than 40 years of federal service, Schaeffer retired in 1997 from 
Navy Supply Information Systems Activity in Mechanicsburg as a 
computer analyst. He also was retired from his job as a computer 
analyst at Booz-Allen-Hamilton where he served as a consultant 
to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces in Saudi Arabia. Schaeffer was a 
member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. 

Robert L. Stauffer 73 died July 25, 2008, in Halifax at the age of 
65. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He 
worked the majority of his life at the former Bethlehem Steel plant 
in Steelton (now known as ArcelorMittal), where he primarily 
worked in the process control and fuel departments. In his 
retirement he taught algebra and statistic courses at the Duquesne 
University Capital Region Campus. He also attended Harrisburg 
Area Community College and received his Pennsylvania state 
inspection license and emissions certification. He loved tinkering 
with cars and motorcycles. His interests included physics, history, 
and nearly everything mechanical and electrical. 



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Jerry M. Frey 74 died Aug. 17, 2008, in Fayetteville at the age 
of 56. He was the assistant director at Quincy United Methodist 
Nursing Home and later served as director of the Franklin County 
Nursing Home. He retired in September 2004 as fiscal director of 
Franklin County. Frey was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church 
in Chambersburg. He was an avid golfer who played in numerous 
area tournaments, and at one time was the Pennsylvania State 
Public Links champion. Frey also played in several collegiate golf 
World Series tournaments. 

Anita Getz Chapman '76 died Jan. 3 in Annville at the age of 54. 
She was a member of the Annville United Methodist Church for 
over 40 years, serving as the representative to the Lebanon County 
Christian Ministries and as treasurer for its United Methodist 
Women. Chapman had worked for the Milton S. Hershey Medical 
Center for over 10 years, Dental Arts of Hershey for 16 years, and 
most recendy, for the Hershey Company's TelAssist department. 
She was a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum, the 
PACE Miata Club, Skyline Drive Corvettes, and the Lebanon Area 
Corvette Club. Chapman was predeceased by her father, Dr. Pierce 
Allen Getz '51. She is survived by a brother, Joseph Allen Getz 79. 

Robert R. Kirkhoff 77 died Aug. 12, 2008, in Hershey at the age 
of 53. He was the general manager of Trola-Dyne, Inc. in York. 
Kirkhoff was active in football, basketball, and baseball while in 
school and was recendy elected to the Lebanon Valley College 
Athletic Hall of Fame. He had been a coach and president of the 
Hershey Youth Soccer League. Kirkhoff was an avid outdoorsman, 
skier, road biker, and golfer. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne 
Hackman Kirkhoff 77, M'98, and a daughter, Elyse H. Kirkhoff '12. 

80s 

Pamela M. Stankiewicz '80 died July 21, 2008, in Pittsburgh at 
the age of 54. She was a retired certified registered nurse anesthetist 
from Anesthesia Associates of York. Stankiewicz was a member of 
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in New Freedom. She 
was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, cooking, needlepoint, 
and crafts. She especially enjoyed watching her daughters play 
softball, volleyball, and piano. 

Todd R. Rothrock '81 died Aug. 5, 2008, in Nazareth at the age of 
48. He was a financial planner who operated Rothrock Financial 
Services/Ameritas Investment Corp. in Nazareth. Rothrock previously 
worked as a sales representative for Met-Life Insurance and as a 
marketing director for Harleysville Life Insurance. He served seven 
years as head coach of the Liberty High School boys' basketball 
team, ending his career at Liberty with a District 1 1 AAAA 
championship in 2008. He was named co-coach of the year by The 
Morning Call, and in 2006 was named the Express-Times Coach 
of the Year. Rothrock was an assistant coach at Moravian College, 
Nazareth High School, Pen Argyl High School, and Belvidere 
High School in New Jersey. He was also a basketball and baseball 
coach for the Lower Nazareth Township recreation league. He was 
a member of the Dryland United Church of Christ in Newburg, 
where he was a fifth- and sixth-grade Sunday school teacher and a 
member of the financial committee. Rothrock was a member of the 
Hecktown Fire Company and the Woodstone Golf Club. 



Walter S. Sheets '88 died Jan. 19 in Mechanicsburg at the age 
of 42. At LVC he was a member of the football team and concert 
choir, and was one of the founding fathers of the Tau Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. While a student at LVC, he interned with 
former State Senator George W. Gekas. Sheets was a premier 
agent for Prudential Financial in Camp Hill where he worked for 
1 9 years. He was a trainer and sales manager, served on the field 
advisory committee, was a member of National Association of 
Insurance and Financial Advisors, and was a qualifying member 
of the Million Dollar Round Table. Sheets was a member of the 
Camp Hill United Methodist Church and choir. 

90s 

Senator James J. Rhoades III H'95 died Oct. 18, 2008, in 
Allentown at the age of 66. He was a seven-term state senator of 
the 29th District, Northeastern Pennsylvania. Rhoades served 
as chair of the Education Committee and was a member of the 
Appropriations, Transportation, Law and Justice, Environmental 
Resources, and Energy committees. He was a member of Blessed 
Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, where he 
served as eucharistic minister and lector. Rhoades had been a 
teacher/coach at Pottsville and Mahanoy City schools and a 
principal of Mahanoy Area Junior High School. He was a member 
of the Lions Club, Travelers Protective Association Post Q, 
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 695, and Humane 
Fire Company, all of Mahanoy City. He also was a member of 
the Schuylkill County Sportsman's Association, Phi Delta Kappa, 
Schuylkill County Chapter National Football Foundation and Hall 
of Fame, Jerry Wolman Chapter Sports Hall of Fame, National 
Rifle Association, and Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, 
Inc. He is survived by a son, Michael D. Rhoades '95, and a 
daughter-in-law, Jodie Smith Rhoades '96. 

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Stacy Jacoby Hill '04 died July 24, 2008, in Oklahoma 
City, Okla., at the age of 24. She was employed by the State 
of Oklahoma, Department of Environmental Quality, as an 
environmental program specialist. She was also an exercise 
instructor for a boot camp in McLoud. She enjoyed playing 
softball in a local mixed league, the outdoors, and traveling. 



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David Charles Evans died Nov. 28, 2008, in Hershey at the 
age of 62. He received his bachelors degree from Slippery Rock 
University, studied at the European American Study Center at 
Basel, Switzerland, and received his master's degree from Rutgers 
University. Evans was employed for 20 years at Lebanon Valley 
College as the director of career planning and placement. He 
also had been employed at the State University of New York at 
Potsdam, Bloomsburg University, and at Milford High School in 
Milford, Delaware, where he taught political science. He enjoyed 
writing and coaching soccer, basketball, and track. 



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Rosa E. Mylin died Oct. 23, 2008, in Lancaster at the age of 95. 
She retired in 1976 after many years of civil service with the U.S. 
Internal Revenue Service. Mylin was a member of Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. She was the wife of the late E.E. 
"Hooks" Mylin, former head football coach at Lebanon Valley 
College. 

Rhea Paul Reese died July 31, 2008, in Pawleys Island, S.C., 
at the age of 89. She was a secretary at the Old State Highway 
Department. In 1940 she married Robert Hyson Reese, eldest 
son of H.B. Reese, who became chairman of the board of the 
H.B. Reese Candy Company. Reese spent most of her adult life 
volunteering and was active in the Harrisburg Hospital Auxiliary, 
Harrisburg Civic Club, Lebanon Valley College Garden Club 
in Harrisburg, Hershey United Church of Christ Church of 
the Redeemer, Harrisburg YMCA, Roberta Disbrow Lloyd 
Sunshine Society, Dauphin County Cancer Society, Harrisburg 



Art Association, Hershey Symphony, Salvation Army, Harrisburg 
Osteopathic Hospital, and several other organizations. She was an 
avid gardener, cook, and loved playing the piano and organ. 

Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58, LVC Trustee Emeritus, Dies 

Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58, a trustee emeritus at Lebanon Valley College, 
died Sunday, May 17, just one day after he was awarded a Doctor 
of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from LVC, his beloved alma 
mater. He was 75. He passed away in the Lebanon home he shared 
with his wife, Elizabeth Rose "Libby" Speicher Glick '58, whom 
he married nearly 51 years ago following their LVC graduation. A 
memorial on Dr. Glick will appear in the fall issue of The Valley. 



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